CooperRiis Healing Community

Mental health and substance use supported treatment programs located in Western North Carolina near Asheville.

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CooperRiis residential treatment community in North Carolina, near Asheville, helps adults with serious mental illness, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, PTSD, major depression and anxiety, achieve their highest levels of functioning and fulfillment. Our personalized recovery approach combines evidence-based clinical interventions, integrative wellness, substance use recovery, individual and group therapy, and relapse prevention treatment.

Multiple locations available. See CooperRiis's website for more information.

Program types:  Clinical residential, Farm/work-based Locations:  Mill Spring, NC (near Asheville) Environment:  Single bedrooms/private bath in a residential-based community Number of residents:  36 at the Farm in Mill Spring Program near Asheville, North Carolina. Gender:  All Ages:  18+
Conditions treated include:
Anxiety disorders Bipolar disorder Co-occurring substance use disorders and counseling Major depression disorder Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) Personality and borderline personality disorder Schizophrenia Schizo-affective disorder Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Services include:
Community Work and Service program (20-25 hrs. a week) Integrated Recovery Team Psychiatry Psychotherapy Nursing Group Therapy Substance Abuse Counseling Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) group Medication Management Integrative Wellness Practices Tobacco Cessation Program Aftercare Planning Life Skills Family Education Alumni Services

Whole-Person Mental Health Care in a Community Setting

At CooperRiis, we approach mental illness intending to heal the whole person. This powerful, person-centered, strength-based recovery method of addressing challenging mental health issues combines evidence-based clinical interventions (DBT, CBT, EMDR, and trauma-informed treatment), community work & service, education, and integrative wellness practices.

CooperRiis also supports individuals in substance use recovery through Daily 12-step SMART recovery groups, daily co-dependency support groups, and individual and group relapse prevention treatment. Our goal is reintegration: enabling adults with psychiatric disorders to lead fulfilling, independent lives.

We understand that effective mental health treatment does not mean quick fixes or easy solutions. Everything we do is grounded in the fundamental science of mental health treatment, focusing on the community.

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Powerful Mental Health Treatment for Adults in a Peaceful Country Setting Near Asheville

Mill Spring Campus: Peaceful Country Setting Near Asheville

Known affectionately as “The Farm,” our Mill Spring, NC, Campus offers residential mental health treatment to 36 residents on a 94-acre working farm. Residents live in one of three lodges; each resident has a private room and bath. The Farm also includes:

  • Staff housing
  • An art barn and woodshop
  • Animal barn
  • Organic gardens and greenhouses
  • A four-acre pond with a beach, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards
  • Trailheads for hiking on the property.
The woodshop at CooperRiis Healing Community in Asheville, NC Woman holding a duckling at CooperRiis Healing Community
Art barn at the CooperRiis Mill Spring campus Working in the greenhouse at CooperRiis Healing Community in Mill Spring, NC

A Focus on Community Engagement

A return to mental health does not happen in isolation. At CooperRiis, social engagement through community work and service plays a key role in mental health recovery.

Each resident spends up to 20 hours a week working on a vital for the community, building skills, and self-esteem while also improving their mental health. Work opportunities include growing plants and vegetables, caring for animals, gardening, woodworking, creating art and community enhancements, and developing culinary arts.

Holistic Clinical Treatment

CooperRiis’ mental health services and treatments are evidenced-based and include individual and group therapy, psychiatry, individual and group wellness activities, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

Our approach includes integrative practices and interventions such as targeted nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness-based practices. This holistic approach to psychiatric care is powerful and effective for adults with mental illness.

Moving Toward Recovery and Independent Living

We believe that recovery from mental illness is a unique process, with each step forward building on the last. After treatment at our residential programs, most residents often move to our transitional living program, The Asheville Community Program.

CooperRiis offers four levels of care in a full continuum of residential treatment programs focusing on increased independence with structured support, allowing residents to put the skills they’ve learned into daily practice and continue moving forward. A typical stay for Residents who continue in the Asheville Community Program is six to twelve months.

Residential Treatment Costs and Scholarships

Residential mental health care at the Mill Spring Campus is $21,000 per month for the first two months. This fee includes everything except psychiatry, outside physician fees, medications, supplements, transportation fees, and spending money. As of the third month, a request for a fee reduction based on finances is possible.

CooperRiis at Asheville’s Program accepts out-of-network insurance benefits, and our discounted daily rate is $900 per day or $27,000 per month. This fee includes everything except outside physician fees, medications, supplements, transportation fees, and spending money.

Monthly fees for residents in our Asheville Community Program range from $2,500-$10,000 per month, depending upon the level of support.

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