New Programming for people on the Autism Spectrum/Neurodiversity

Allie Alspaugh

Alexandra “Allie” Alspaugh, MSW, LCSWA, CADCA

Recovery Coordinator

 “I am drawn to CooperRiis’s holistic approach to behavioral health. Their continuum of care provides multiple levels of mental health recovery based on residents’ individualized needs. My focus is assisting residents in actualizing their goals and removing barriers to live the life they would like to live.”

Allie’s original career goals were to become a physician. While in medical school, she realized that her heart was in behavioral health and changed her course of study to become a therapist.

She previously worked for the V.A. providing therapeutic services to veterans and other residential programs designed to address trauma, mental health issues, and addiction in a healing environment.

Allie earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Policy and Management from UNCA, Asheville, and her MSW from Edinboro University, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, and made “MSW Student of the Year, 2021”.

“I enjoy kayaking, backpacking, hiking, foraging, and homesteading with my husband and their Border Collie, Stella.”