”The holistic team approach and high level of care are what drew me to CooperRiis. Everyone here is compassionate and committed to our residents. As a therapist, it is such a privilege to work closely with individuals toward reaching their goals. Each journey is unique, but I am continually amazed when individuals persevere despite heartbreaking trauma or debilitating symptoms. It feels like sacred work when they trust me to hold space and bear witness while they work on their mental health recovery.”
The models of therapeutic counseling Ed uses with residents include dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing (MI), solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), and accelerated resolution therapy (ART).
Before joining CooperRiis, Ed was a full-time faculty member for the School of Social work at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida, for more than a decade. Before entering academia, he worked for several years in community behavioral health. He also maintained a private practice.
Ed received his BA from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, his JD from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, and his MSW and Ph.D. from Florida International University in Miami, FL.
You may encounter Ed wandering through Asheville’s art galleries and antique stores, painting —or taking long hikes with his dog when not working