CooperRiis Healing Community

Mental health and substance use supported treatment program 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 Individual Psychotherapy Group Therapy Substance Abuse Counseling Medication Support Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) group Nutrition and Healthy Weight Maintenance Tobacco Cessation Program

Whole-Person Mental Health Care in a Community Setting

At CooperRiis, we approach mental illness with the goal of healing 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, 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, with a focus on community.

The campus at CooperRiis Healing Community in Asheville, NC Playing soccer at CooperRiis Healing Community in Asheville, NC

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

Mill Spring Campus

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 homes, an art barn and woodshop, barns, and 4 acres of organic gardens and greenhouses.

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A Focus on Community Engagement

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

Each resident spends up to 20 hours a week working at a task that is vital to the community, building skills and self-esteem while also improving their mental health. Work opportunities include growing vegetables, caring for animals, gardening, soap-making, drum building, and volunteering for organizations in the local community.

Holistic Clinical Treatment

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

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

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 program, many of our residents often move on to our Community Program.

The CooperRiis residential treatment program features several transitional options for increased independence with structured support. This allows residents to put the skills they’ve learned into daily practice and continue moving forward. Residents who continue in the Asheville Community Program typically stay for up to six to twelve months.

Residential Treatment Costs and Scholarships

Residential mental health care at the Mill Spring and Asheville campus is $19,500 per month for each of 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, you may request a fee reduction based on financial need.

Monthly fees for residents in our Community Integration Program range from $2,500-$9,500 per month, depending upon level of support.

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