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 options or ones who are still searching for the right program, we’re here to help and share the benefits of the CooperRiis approach to mental health recovery.

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: 828-899-HOPE (4673)
Fax: 844-965-9530
Admissions@CooperRiis.org

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:

  • An initial phone consultation.
  • Submission of Admissions Package materials.
  • Typically an exploratory one or two-day visit to determine if the program is an appropriate fit for your patient or client.

Learn more about our Admissions process and criteria.

The CooperRiis Integrated Continuum 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.

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 organic gardens and greenhouses. The Farm residents spend most of their week on campus, with trips into the surrounding area typically scheduled for weekends. Due to COVID 19, our outings have been primarily hiking in secluded areas.

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. The program provides two levels of care: Level B, where residents living in a house with supportive live-in staff, and Level C, where residents live in their own housing with access to CooperRiis clinical and other supports.

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.

A group of young people talk while walking through the Montford neighborhood of Asheville in the autumn

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 828-899-HOPE or Admissions@CooperRiis.org.

Michelle Nirdé, LCSW, LCAS
Admissions Director
Amy Lee, MSW
Senior Admissions Coordinator
Jennifer Meehan, LCSW
Admissions Manager
Ashley Martin, BA
Admissions Coordinator
Abigail Krieck, BA
Admissions Coordinator

Request a Visit from Us

To request a visit from a CooperRiis representative to your office or town, contact Kim Nelson, National Outreach Coordinator, 828-817-3783, Kim.Nelson@CooperRiis.org.

Kim Nelson, MA
National Outreach Coordinator

Connect at an Event

A CooperRiis representative is attending upcoming conferences and meetings. If you are planning to be there, we will welcome to opportunity to connect with you.