Partial Hospitalization Program
CooperRiis Healing Community is launching a Partial Hospitalization Program in Asheville, NC! CooperRiis, a non-profit mental health treatment program introduces our new Partial Hospitalization Program, or PHP, which opens September 5th, in downtown Asheville. The PHP program will treat adults who are experiencing mental health diagnoses such as anxiety, major depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, personality disorders, and offers supports for any co-occurring conditions. The program will be highly structured and offer short-term day treatment, five hours a day, five days a week, and will run approximately 4-6 weeks.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of CooperRiis, and since the opening, we have grown to five levels of care in an integrated system; four of those levels are offered in the Asheville area. The PHP program will be an insurance-driven model.
The program will offer stabilization for someone who might be stepping down from a recent hospitalization, or for someone who might be experiencing mental health symptoms that could be keeping them from living their lives as they usually would. The PHP will address the member’s psychosocial needs and offer skill building through individual psychiatry and psychotherapy, case management, and evidenced-based group interventions such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Expressive Arts Therapy, among others. Additionally, the PHP members will be offered community integration opportunities within CooperRiis’ other levels of care. The PHP program will also offer a strong wellness component through a Mediterranean Style diet and fitness opportunities such as trauma-informed yoga.
The introduction of this new program is especially relevant today as the pandemic, social injustice, and a highly charged political climate among other societal issues, continue to profoundly impact mental health.
“With the PHP at CooperRiis we will be able to reach a new and more diverse group of people who have been struggling with mental health challenges, and with our integrated system of care they will have a stronger chance at a lengthy and sustainable recovery.”
-Eric A. Levine Ed.D President & CEO
Don Cooper, Eric Levine, Lisbeth Riis Cooper, Michelle Nirde, Lisa Schactman, Johnnie Featherston