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Welcome, and thank you for your interest in CooperRiis Healing Community.

Since 2003, we’ve been helping adults living with mental health challenges recover and achieve their highest levels of functioning and fulfillment.

Whether you have patients or clients ready to explore residential treatment or transitional service options, we’re here to help and share the benefits of the CooperRiis approach to mental health recovery.

Download a flyer on our programs and approach here. 

Refer a Client or Patient

Our admissions teams are standing by Monday-Friday 8am-5 pm to assist you, and we always have someone on call during the evenings and weekends to answer your questions.

Phone: 828-771-9001
Fax: 844-965-9530

Admissions Criteria

At CooperRiis, we specialize in treating adults, age 18 or older, living with mental health challenges, including anxiety, bipolar, major depression, personality disorders, PTSD, schizophrenia, and dual diagnosis.

Our Admissions process includes:

  • Speak with one of our friendly admissions team members. We will help you determine which program would be best for your client and gather information about them.
  • We will provide you with several forms that need to be completed by you (the referring professional), your client, and their family. We also collect past mental health records for the client as well.
  • Your client will have a virtual assessment with our clinicians. From there, a decision on admission can be made and the journey at CooperRiis can begin.

Learn more about our Admissions process and criteria.

The CooperRiis Integrated System of Care

CooperRiis at Asheville

CooperRiis at Asheville, a clinical intensive short-term model. Out-of-network insurance benefits are accepted. CooperRiis at Asheville provides a unique blend of support through an integrated system of intensive clinical services and independent living skill-building, individual psychotherapy, psychiatry, experiential group therapy, optimized medication use, psychoeducation, and 24-hour nursing. Group modalities will include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness practice, Relapse Prevention, and Continuing Recovery, Expressive Arts Therapy, Horticultural Therapy, Trauma Support, Psychosis Support, and Grief and Loss. Integrative wellness and skill-building to address mental wellness, independent living skills, and emotional healing included. Download a flyer here

The Farm at Mill Spring

The Farm Residential Recovery Program in Mill Spring is designed as a supportive and structured environment on a 94-acre working farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. The peaceful, bucolic campus is set in the heart of horse country. In addition to its Lodges and barns also include staff homes, an art barn and woodshop, and 4-acre lake, and acres of gardens and greenhouses. The Farm residents spend most of their week on campus, with trips into the surrounding area typically scheduled for weekends. Download a flyer here

Asheville Community Program

The Asheville Community Program is our transitional living program set in 4 or 5 bedroom staffed homes. When residents complete one of our two residential programs, they most often come to our transitional living program in Asheville. Clients continue to build their life and social skills, pursue new educational and vocational opportunities, to achieve the goal of independence. This program is open to direct admission as well-meaning one does not have to start at one of our residential levels of care; a client could be coming from another program, or from home as long as they meet our admissions requirments. The program provides two levels of care: Transitional Living, where residents living in a house with supportive live-in staff, and Transitional Outpatient services, where residents live in their own housing with access to CooperRiis clinical and community supports. Download a flyer here

Partial Hospitalization Program "PHP" an Adult Day Program

The Partial Hospitalization Program at CooperRiis is a highly structured psychiatric day program for adults that runs five days a week for five hours daily. With a strong wellness approach, this holistic program will focus on psychosocial needs & skills building. Evidenced-based cognitive groups such as ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) will be offered, along with communication skills, expressive therapies, and working within the internal family system. Two individual therapy sessions a week and case management are offered. Download a flyer here

Mental Health Conditions We Treat

Our evidence-based clinical care is grounded in supportive residential mental health programs with traditional psychotherapy and group therapies, along with optimized medication use and education to guide residents toward personal long-term care management. Committed to a personalized approach to care, we offer a strong clinical, residential treatment programs for adults 18+ after completing inpatient hospitalization care, referred from a clinician, a family member, or another program, and who have been diagnosed with these mental health conditions. 

Treating the Whole Person

At CooperRiis, we combine trusted clinical therapies and integrative health and wellness practices with purposeful work and service to the community to treat the whole person. We believe recovery from mental illness is possible and best achieved when residents are engaged and motivated by their own hopes and dreams for a healthy and meaningful life.

Each resident receives personalized care from an integrative recovery team of clinicians and professionals.

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Schedule a Tour

We welcome the opportunity to talk more with you about the CooperRiis Healing Community and our unique mental health treatment and recovery approach.

To schedule a tour of one or both of our campuses, contact the Admissions Team at 828-771-9001 or

Emily Gray, MA, MS, LMFT
Admissions Director
Jake Wilensky, LCMHC-S
Admissions Assessment Specialist
Sharon Edwards
Admissions Coordinator
Kelly Clyburn, BA
Admissions Coordinator
Anna Skinner, BA
Admission Coordinator
Richard Wilson, BS
Admissions Office Manager

Request a Visit from Us

To request a visit from a CooperRiis representative to your office or town, contact Kim Nelson, CooperRiis’ Marketing & Outreach Director, 828-817-3783,


Connect at an Event

Kim Nelson is often scheduling visits at upcoming conferences and events. If you are planning to be there, we will welcome to opportunity to connect with you.