New Programming for people on the Autism Spectrum/Neurodiversity

The Integrative Recovery Team in the Asheville Community Program meets twice weekly to collaborate, communicate, and ensure excellence in whole-person care and engage a caring team that includes a Psychiatrist, Licensed Therapists, Recovery Coordinators (RC), and Recovery Coaches who promote lasting mental health recovery through their collective person-centered efforts. The RC’s work closely with reach residents weekly and with their family or chosen family to ensure everyone is on the same page regarding the person’s “Dream Statement,” short-term goals, and therapeutic support preferences. The Recovery Coaches support residents in day-to-day activities, encouraging each person to feel confident in engaging with the greater Asheville community through employment, volunteering, or education, and in developing friendships and dating, so they can create their enriching community beyond CooperRiis.

William "Bill" Anixter
William “Bill” Anixter, MD
Lissa Carter
Lissa Carter, MA, NCC, LCAS, LCMHC
Clinical Director
Jenny Hayes
Jenny Hayes, MSW, LCSWA
Assistant Clinical Director
Ed Tucker
Ed Tucker, Ph.D, MSW, LCSW
Integrative Therapist
jen Brock
Jennifer Brock, LCSW, LCAS
Integrative Therapist
Tom Wilder
Tom Wilder, LCMHC
Integrative Therapist
Kaylea Sparrow
Kaylea Sparrow, MA, LCMHCA
Recovery Coordinator
Haley Cohen
Haley Cohen, MS, LCMHCA, CRC
Recovery Coordinator
Allie Alspaugh
Alexandra “Allie” Alspaugh, MSW, LCSWA, CADCA
Recovery Coordinator
Shannon Perry
Shannon Perry, MS, LCMHCA
Vocational Counselor