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New Mental Health Residential Program “CooperRiis at Asheville” Opens

 “CooperRiis at Asheville” opened September 1st, 2020 ASHEVILLE, N.C. — CooperRiis residential mental health treatment and healing community in Western North Carolina officially opened its new program on September 01, 2020. The new CooperRiis at Asheville program is a short-term treatment, 30-90 days mental health stabilization program designed to develop a foundation for a potential next step into its longer-term …Continue

CooperRiis at Asheville is Ready to OPEN!

CooperRiis at Asheville is ready to go! We will begin accepting formal referrals on 9/1/20! We have been getting a lot of informal inquiries and look forward to opening our doors to the community next week. CooperRiis at Asheville will complete the CooperRiis continuum of services by adding an intensely clinical, short term program designed to help people achieve …Continue

August Update on CooperRiis at Asheville Program Opening

The new “CooperRiis at Asheville” is set to begin accepting applications on 9/1/2020. The phone number for the program is 844-522-1234. That number is live now and will connect you with our Admissions Team if you would like to learn more about the program. This program will work with out-of-network insurance benefits.  Our design team, …Continue

CooperRiis at Asheville-Clinical Staff Highlight-Dr. Amy Zimmerman

Getting to know CooperRiis at Asheville’s Doctor of Psychiatry, Dr. Amy Zimmerman Can you please give us some background on your education and more specifically why you entered this field? “I am board certified in Psychiatry. Having a passion for mental health came as a bit of a surprise to me- I originally went to medical …Continue

Family Education Program goes Virtual

History & Vision Family Education has been a fundamental part of the CooperRiis program for as long as we have been in existence. Don Cooper and Lisbeth Riis Cooper’s founding vision included the appreciation and impact that their journey had on them and formed much of the basis for the program. Twice yearly, until this …Continue

CooperRiis Launches New Insurance Driven Intensive Clinical Program

“CooperRiis at Asheville” to open September 1st, 2020 CooperRiis residential mental health treatment and healing community in Western North Carolina is pleased to introduce their new clinically intensive and insurance-driven CooperRiis at Asheville Program set to open September 1st, 2020. The CooperRiis at Asheville Program offers short-term treatment; 30-90 days, designed to promote stabilization and …Continue

Welcome New Admissions Director Michelle Nirde

By Kim Nelson, National Outreach Coordinator In mid-April, we got to welcome our new Admissions Director, Michelle Nirde, MSW to our team. I had the pleasure of visiting with her over a video call one afternoon and we got to know each other.  Michelle hails from the suburbs of Chicago and she moved to the …Continue

A Shift Towards Virtual for our College Program

As we are all learning ways to respond to the COVID crisis, safety is always our top concern. While acknowledging this, we also are driven to offer our residents the structure they have come to embrace within our Healing Community. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that our College Program has been adapted to an online and …Continue

World-class Harvard neuroscientist joins CooperRiis for cutting edge research to improve how the brain functions

An award winning neuroscientist from Harvard, Carl M. Anderson, has joined our healing community. He will be our research director, and he will spearhead leading edge studies to improve the brain. Carl has co-authored more than 50 scientific papers, and his research has been featured in several top media outlets, including NPR, Time magazine and …Continue

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