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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

CooperRiis at Asheville-Clinical Staff Highlight-Christina Jacob

Getting to know one of our therapists, Christina Jacob, MSW, LCSW. What is your educational background and how did you come to enter this field? I come from a family of helping professionals; my father was an Internist in private practice and my mother was a nurse. They both brought home stories of their patients – their struggles …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 is LGBTQIA+ Friendly

Here at CooperRiis we welcome all LGBTQIA+ community members. We are consistently supportive and inclusive of all our residents, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender orientation, or any other identifiable factors. If you or a loved one are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, Trans or gender diverse, Queer and/or questioning, Intersexed, Agender, Asexual and or consider yourself an Ally to the community, you …Continue

Community Work & Service Program Update

Our Community Work & Service Program is rooted in the healing power of social engagement and being a part of a community. Working on crews alongside their peers and a leader from the staff, residents dedicate 20 hours a week to purposeful work, contributing to daily life at CooperRiis. This experience offers an opportunity for our residents to be a …Continue

CooperRiis Alum Dedicates Life to Mindfulness

We recently had an opportunity to catch up with a former resident’s parents and they surprised us! Mark and Shannon Flanders graciously and proudly updated CooperRiis on their son, Henry Flanders’ success after leaving our residential treatment program. Update from Parents Mark had this to share, “Henry is doing quite well. He is an ordained …Continue

A Conversation on Recovery by CEO & President Eric Levine

Talking within our community about the concept of Recovery I have spent the past few weeks talking within our community about the concept of Recovery; its language, principles and belief systems. In addition to the staff meetings at both of our campuses, there has been much discussion about how we define Recovery, its relationship to …Continue

Gardens Cultivate Life and Work Skills at CooperRiis

The Healing Power of Farming at CooperRiis This time of year, the Farm Campus of CooperRiis — a residential healing community for adults struggling with mental illness — is really buzzing. Community Works Together Staff and residents work together tending gardens and greenhouses, growing beautiful bounties of seasonal organic produce, plants and flowers. While it’s …Continue

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