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CooperRiis Healing Community

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

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, partial hospitalization (PHP), individual and group therapy, and relapse prevention treatment.

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

Farm Campus, Mill Spring

101 Healing Farm Lane

Mill Spring, NC 28756

Asheville Campus

85 Zillicoa Street

Asheville, NC 28801

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

53 South French Ave

Asheville, NC 28801

Contact: Emily Gray, LMFT, Admissions Director

Admissions phone (Farm): 828-894-7140

Admissions Fax (Farm): 844-965-9530

Admissions phone (Asheville): 828-899-4673

Admission Fax (Asheville): 833-753-1085

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  • 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

  • Secondary Dual Diagnosis counseling and relapse support

  • Major depression disorder

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Personality and borderline personality disorder

  • Schizophrenia

  • Schizo-affective disorder

  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Autism/Neurodiversity

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, ACT, IFS, and trauma-informed treatment), community work & service, education, and integrative wellness practices.

CooperRiis is a primary mental health program offering support to individuals with a history of a substance use disorder through recovery and relapse prevention groups and individual therapy; we are not a dual diagnosis specialized program.

We also offer enhanced programming and services for residents with neurodiversity/autism diagnoses, assisting with social and life skill building, self-advocacy and determination, and pre-employment skills within a sensory community environment. The programming is based on  “Peers for Young Adults: Social Skills Training for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Social Challenges” by Elizabeth Laugeson.

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.

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.

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 in a vital role for the community, building skills and self-esteem while improving their mental health. Work opportunities include growing plants and vegetables, caring for animals, gardening, woodworking, and creating art and community enhancements for all to enjoy.

Holistic Clinical Treatment

CooperRiis’ mental health services and treatments are evidence-based and include individual and group therapy, psychiatry, wellness activities, yoga, outdoor recreation, massage, and personalized fitness programming.

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 their learned skills into daily practice and continue moving forward. A typical stay for Residents who continue in the Asheville Community Program is six to twelve months.

CooperRiis Treatment Costs and Scholarships

Residential Mental Health Care at the Mill Spring Campus is $23,000 monthly for the first two months. As of the third month, a request for a fee reduction based on finances is possible. This fee includes everything except psychiatry, outside physician fees, medications, supplements, transportation fees, and spending money.

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

The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) daily rate is $450. We are in network with Aetna and United Healthcare, and we accept out-of-network insurance.

The Asheville Community Program fees range from $2,500-$10,000 per month, depending upon the level of support.