All Kinds of News for December 09, 2020
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — CooperRiis at Asheville is pleased to announce that Jennifer Meehan, LCSW has joined their team as Admissions Manager. Jennifer previously worked in a residential program for adolescents in New York and managed intake for a behavioral health program in Aurora, Colorado, and Walterboro SC; both were HCA Healthcare. For the last five years, Jennifer has worked in an Emergency Department in Colorado. Jennifer earned her BA from the University of Rochester, NY, and her MSW from State University of NY at Buffalo, NY.
“It’s an honor to be a part of such a holistic program that is truly providing quality treatment. There seems to be a continued and increasing interest from our callers seeking the care we provide. Regarding the development of this program, there was a need and we filled it.” CooperRiis is thrilled to have Jennifer’s experience and clinical expertise guide the program’s admissions and get people into our care to jump-start their recovery journey.
CooperRiis at Asheville program opened in early September of 2020 and has been well received by referral sources and families seeking treatment for loved ones. The program is short-term, 30-90 days and focuses on mental health stabilization. It is designed to develop a foundation for a potential next step into CooperRiis’ longer-term residential program at the Farm in Mill Spring, into its Asheville Community Program, or into another treatment program. The CooperRiis at Asheville program accepts adults 18 and over who experience mental health diagnoses such as anxiety, major depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and any co-occurring condition related to addiction (dual diagnosis).
The CooperRiis at Asheville Program offers psychiatry, psychotherapy, 24/7 nursing, medication management, clinical group therapy, experiential group therapy, life skills curriculum, functional recovery programming, psychoeducation, and wellness activities and education. Evidenced-based group modalities such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Expressive Arts Therapy, Relapse Prevention, and Psychosis Support are part of the program.
The recovery program benefits individuals in early recovery and individuals experiencing setbacks or recurrent mental health and substance use challenges, and persons whose mental health has been exacerbated by the COVID 19.
About CooperRiis Healing Community
Founded by Donald R. Cooper and Lisbeth Riis Cooper, CooperRiis is a non-profit organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CooperRiis residential healing community in Western North Carolina has a rural campus on a 94-acre farm and an urban campus in Asheville. Since 2003, CooperRiis has been helping adults living with mental health challenges achieve their highest levels of functioning and fulfillment. A personalized recovery approach, CooperRiis combines trusted clinical therapies, community work & service, education, and integrative wellness practices. Visit https://www.cooperriis.org/, call 844-522-1234, or email AshevilleAdmissions@CooperRiis.org Contact National Outreach Coordinator Kim Nelson Kim.Nelson@CooperRiis.org for more information or call 828-817-3783.