Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit

News & Media

See news articles about Timberline Knolls, press releases from the facility, and events that Timberline Knolls is hosting or has previously hosted.

News Articles

Members of our staff, our treatment center and our facilities have recently been mentioned in these prominent publications and broadcasts:


Demi Lovato chats sobriety with her Sonny with a Chance co-stars during virtual reunion.

The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness

Self-Care in Difficult Times

The Mighty

What Is Flat Affect?


Timberline Knolls Takes Proactive Measures to Combat Coronavirus

Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA)

Study Links Eating Disorders, Exercise Addiction


Timberline Knolls Celebrates 14th Anniversary

Eating Disorder Hope

Three Important Nutrition Tips for Those in Eating Disorder Recovery

Well and Good

‘Food Guilt’ is Toxic to Truly Healthy Eating – Here’s How to Start Changing That for Good


Partial Hospitalization Program for Women Offered in Orland Park

Eating Disorder Hope

Emotion Regulation Challenges Among Teenage Girls Who Have Anorexia or Depression

Well and Good

A Top Tough Mudder Athlete Shares Her Decades-Long Journey Recovering From Anorexia

Choose Harmony

Five Tips for Better Body Image

Yahoo Lifestyle

What is Serotonin Syndrome?

Eating Disorder Hope

How to Support Your Child If They Are Struggling with Bulimia During the Holidays


Tips on Enjoying the Holidays While In Recovery


TK Talks with Camille Williams, MA, NCC, LCPC – “External Validation Hinders Self-Acceptance”

The Mighty

Is Depression Really Caused by a ‘Chemical Imbalance’?

Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA)

Taking Focus Away from Diet Culture

The Mighty

Are Your Antidepressants Working?


Eating Disorder Orthorexia on the Rise 

IAEDP Foundation

“TK Talks with Camille Williams, MA, NCC, LCPC – Starving for Connection”

Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA)

Creative Arts Therapies Help Patients Struggling with Eating Disorders Communicate Through Nonverbal Language

Faith Health & Home

Free Web-Based Support Group Available Exclusively for Pregnant Women and Moms with Eating Disorders


Trauma and Eating Disorder Recovery


Expert Gives Advice on Ending Cycle of Self Harm

Eating Disorder Hope

Drunkorexia and Bulimia: A Dangerous Combination

Cision PR Newswire

Expert Gives Advice on Ending Cycle of Self Harm

Recovery Warriors

How to Navigate Recovery at Work

Behavioral Healthcare Executive

Timberline Knolls Names New CEO

Eating Disorder Hope

New Developments in the Study of Anorexia

Eating Disorder Hope

Anorexia, Treatment and Recovery:  One Woman’s Story

Choose Harmony

Eating Disorders Don’t Take Summer Vacation

Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA)

Eating Disorders Are No Longer a Disease of the Young

The Mighty

Here’s What You Should Know About the Top 10 Antidepressants

12 Step Principles

The Importance of 12 Step Principles in Addiction Treatment

Eating Disorder Hope

The Importance of Movement in Eating Disorder Recovery


Living with Sadness: How Does Sadness Differ from Depression?


Free Support for Pregnant Women and Moms with Eating Disorders

Choose Harmony

26 Things I Learned at TK

A Novice Journalist

Despite Oddds, Mom Succeeds Over Borderline Personality


How ‘Mommy Juice’ Culture Is Normalizing Alcohol Addiction


What is it like to survive a suicide attempt?.

Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA)

The Symbolic Separation of ED and Self in Narrative Therapy

Everyday Health

What You Need to Know About the Keto Diet and Binge Eating Disorder


How to Know If Your Bad Mood Is Actually Depression

The Mighty

What You Should Know Before You Stop Taking Antidepressants

IAEDP Foundation

Atypical Anorexia is In No Way Atypical

“TK Talks” with Camille Williams, MA, NCC, LCPC

The Power of Motivation

“Hope for the Hollow” by Jena Morrow

Discovering a New Path to Happy by Camille Williams, LCPC, NCC

Eating Disorders Resource Catalog

Episode 102: Rosalind “Roz” Rodgers: Dance and Movement Therapy

Good Therapy

A Comprehensive Approach to Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

Hollywood Life

Kesha Bravely Opens Up About Eating Disorder In Emotional Interview

CBS News

Kesha: “I feel like I took my life back”

My Jewish Learning

Are You Addicted to the Internet?


What Is High-Functioning Depression–and Could You Have It?

Eating Disorders Not Just Younger Women’s Problem

Long Short Report

Dietary Limitations

The McCordlist

Podcast: I was soooo afraid to share THIS part of my journey


Bad at Saying No

Community Health

Body shaming doesn’t need to be the norm

Newton Patch

Radical Body Love Workshop

Blog Talk Radio

Roseann Rook, CADC: Timberline Knolls Treatment: Women and Addiction

The Collegian

Opinion: My mental health doesn’t define me

Gossip Cop

Making a journey to Timberline Knolls, Demi shares her struggles with bulimia and cutting.

People Magazine

Demi Lovato speaks at Timberline Knolls about eating disorders, self-harm, and body image.

Lemont Patch

Demi Lovato returns to local treatment center Timberline Knolls to speak to residents about bulimia, self-injury, and perseverance.

Huffington Post

Bestowing a happy holiday spirit, Demi Lovato shares her personal recovery story at Timberline Knolls.

Daily Mail

Demi expresses happiness over staying at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center for five months.

Demi returns to singing and mentions her treatment at Timberline Knolls

20/20 with Robin Roberts (ABCNews video)

Timberline Knolls expert advises parents concerned about eating disorders and cutting

Demi Lovato talking about recognizing eating disorders, emotional healing at Timberline Knolls

People Magazine

Residential treatment helped Demi Lovato address bipolar disorder, bulimia – Timberline Knolls

Seventeen Magazine

Talking with family, focusing on happiness help young girls prevent eating disorders – Timberline Knolls

Good Morning America (ABCNews video)

Demi Lovato: Eating disorders, self-injury, bipolar disorder all part of Timberline Knolls treatment program

20/20 Online at

Stardom concealed long-term effects of childhood bullying, eating disorders – Timberline Knolls

20/20 Online at

Bipolar disorder diagnosis at Timberline Knolls paved way for emotional healing, eating disorder recovery, Lovato tells 20/20

20/20 Online at

Sister, Desperate Housewives star, inspired Demi Lovato during residential treatment at Timberline Knolls

Good Morning America

Serious consequences from eating disorders, costs for treatment and rehab, challenge family – Timberline Knolls

Press Releases

Read press releases about Timberline Knolls, our employees, and more:

9/4/19 – Expert Gives Advice on Ending Cycle of Self Harm

8/26/19- Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center names new CEO.

7/11/19 – “Lift the Shame” is the first web-based support group of its kind offering support and resources to pregnant women and moms with eating disorders.

2/12/19 – Melissa O’Neill LCSW, Director of Clinical Operations at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, Offers Tips on Celebrating International Self Love Day on February 13.

1/3/19 – National eating disorders awareness and mental health advocate, Kirsten Haglund, community relations specialist for Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, offers advice on how to make real change in 2019.

11/20/18 – Roseann Rook, CADC, clinical addictions specialist at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, the nation’s leading residential treatment center for women and girls struggling with eating disorders, addiction, trauma and mood disorders, offers tips on surviving the holidays.

10/16/18 –  Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center and SunCloud Health are hosting a free, one night only screening of the compelling documentary, All of Me.

08/15/18 – The start of a new school year can be daunting for many students. Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center shares advice on how to set intentions and specific goals for the school year.

07/24/18 – Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center offers creative art therapies for residents to express their feelings and increase self-esteem and self-compassion

05/10/2018 – Eating Disorder Hope is pleased to invite all who are interested in learning about eating disorders to attend our Eating Disorder Hope Virtual Conference: Anorexia Hope & Healing in 2018.

01/26/18 – Timberline Knolls, the nation’s leading residential treatment center for women and adolescent girls struggling with eating disorders, and Delta Phi Epsilon at Northeastern University in Boston, are hosting a special health panel event, open to the public, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.Saturday, February 3, 2018 in the Curry Ballroom on Northeastern’s campus.

11/16/17 – Many individuals struggling with depression see an increase in symptoms during the holiday season due to many factors including less sunlight, shorter days, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and increased stress financially, with family and lack of time.  Other factors such as grief and loss can contribute as well.

11/2/17 – Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008, national media commentator, eating disorders awareness advocate and community relations specialist for Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, will speak at the upcoming National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) candlelight vigilWednesday, November 8, 2017, in front of Green Hall at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, N.J.

10/19/17 –  Having a relationship with someone who struggles with borderline personality disorder (BPD) can be difficult and draining.  Learning about the disorder and its roots in feelings of low self-worth can help provide compassion, but healthy boundaries within the relationship are vital for both the person struggling and their loved one.

8/21/17 – According to recent government statistics, suicide rates among girls between the ages of 15 and 19 reached an all-time high in 2015 for a 40-year period beginning in 1975. We all need to be asking why.

7/25/17 – Debra Cooper, a professional writer and speaker for more than 30 years, has written a compelling new novel, Collision. This is her second book.

6/29/17 – Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, located outside of Chicago in Lemont, Ill., has named Colleen Kula Hopkins, LCPC as CEO

4/24/17 –  Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment CenterBALANCE eating disorder treatment center and Student Health Services at The New School are hosting a free, one night only screening of the compelling documentary, All of Me, 6 – 9:30 p.m.Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 W 13th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York.

4/3/17 – Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, The Elisa Project and film director, Marlee Roberts, are hosting a free one-night-only screening of the compelling drama titled Little Miss Perfect6 p.m. – 9 p.m.Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Studio Movie Grill, 11170 N. Central Expy in Dallas.

3/22/17 –  Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center is hosting a free one-night-only screening of the compelling drama by filmmaker Marlee Roberts titled “Little Miss Perfect,” 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m.Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the Studio Movie Grill, 2880 Holcombe Bridge Road, in Alpharetta, Ga.

02/09/12 – America the Beautiful Film Screening at MIT (Boston, MA)
This special documentary films looks at the perception of weight and body images in the United States.

11/29/11 – PTSD in Military Women Can Put Them at Risk For Eating Disorders And Addiction
Women with PTSD are also likely to have co-occurring disorders such as eating disorders, substance abuse, or alcohol.

1/6/11 – Family Therapy Innovation with MENTORConnect
Dr. Stan Selinger, Family Therapy Coordinator at Timberline Knolls, shares best practices on effective family communication in a special webinar.

12/21/10 – Spirited Celebrations During the Holidays Can Mark the Beginning of a Problem
Dancer’s Response to New York Times Critic Asserts Positive Self-Image Can Create Real Change.

11/05/10 – Jenifer Ringer Controversy Highlights Dangers of Body Image Obsession and Power of Recovery.
Substance Abuse Can Develop If Parents Underestimate Risks of Underage Drinking.

7/9/10 – Heroin Addiction Treatment Access Vital, Despite Declining Death Rate
A new study by Roosevelt University’s Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy shows deaths from heroin overdoses in Chicago’s Cook County fell 16 percent during the last decade, but the Chicago metropolitan region still ranks among the worst in the nation for heroin use.

7/2/10 – Web Sites Likely Contributing to High Anorexia Death Rate
For women with low self-esteem, poor body image and a certain genetic predisposition towards an eating disorder, the messages promoted on pro-eating disorder web sites can be similar to someone considering suicide finding a loaded gun on her pillow.

6/30/10 – Treatment and Recovery Enhanced by Volunteering
Women seeking to overcome an eating disorder or addiction still face numerous hurdles once they acknowledge their disease and commit to pursuing a path of recovery. Women with advanced or multiple interconnected diseases often seek inpatient or residential treatment, which gives them time to step back from the demands of daily life to focus solely on themselves.

6/16/10 – Anorexia Treatment and Recovery Journey Detailed in New Book
Women and families struggling with an eating disorder or another addiction should never lose sight of the need to sustain the spirit, according to a new book by Jena Morrow, an author in recovery after more than 20 years with anorexia nervosa. Morrow, a behavioral health specialist at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, details a battle with anorexia that begins in early childhood in Hollow: An Unpolished Tale, recently released by Moody Publishers.

6/9/10 – Nutrition and Meal Support Vital to Anorexia and Bulimia Treatment
At Timberline Knolls, incorporating nutrition therapy into an individual’s personal treatment program is not an option – it is critical to recovery success.

6/3/10 –TK Academy Receives School of Excellence Award
Timberline Knolls has been honored as a 2010-2011 National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) School of Excellence for its on campus school, TK Academy. The highest level of recognition a private special education school can achieve through NASET, the award is presented to private special education schools that meet rigorous professional criteria and have demonstrated exceptional dedication, commitment and achievement in the field of special education.

5/26/10 – Childhood Obesity – It’s More Than the Number on a Scale
Parents are key in changing the lifestyles of the future generation.

5/11/10 – Adderall a Miracle Drug to College Students; Highly Addictive Nature Ignored
Adderall is a drug widely reported to increase alertness, concentration and overall cognitive performance, while decreasing fatigue — but it is also a drug widely abused across college campuses.

4/6/10 – Timberline Knolls Opens Pine Lodge; Miss America to Attend Opening
In response for increased demand for treatment, Timberline Knolls announces the opening of Pine Lodge on its Lemont, Illinois, campus.

2/17/10 – Figure Skating Standards Foster Eating Disorders
Too many unhealthy practices are santioned by sports officials and coaches.

2/16/10 – “It’s Time to Talk About It” in the Chicago Community
Local center urges families to take time this week to talk about eating disorders, a leading cause of death in America.

1/15/10 – Elisa Project Names Timberline Knolls Chairman and CEO James Gresham to Board of Directors
The Elisa Project is a Dallas-based organization dedicated to educating individuals, families and the medical community about eating disorders and the importance of positive body image.

1/6/10 – A New Year’s Resolution You Can Actually Keep
Make each and every day an opportunity for growth.

Reflecting back, I can’t believe it’s been 4 years since my first stay at TK. I walked in unsure, frightened and hopeless. 12 weeks later, I walked away carrying hope that the staff and fellow patients instilled in me. The hope started to dwindle and this process repeated itself 3 more times. However, each time I discharged I walked away with news skills (thanks DBT), more sass and grew as a person with each stay.

I discharged from TK for the last time in April of 2017. I wasn’t fixed, frankly some days I didn’t even feel “better” but I was alive. I owed that to TK, especially the staff on Maple. I was truly blessed to be supported and loved by the staff. Our conversations were filled with sass and support, what more could I want?!

Okay, the part we’ve been waiting for. I’m currently 9 months into solid recovery. I can truly say I’m not just surviving, I’m thriving. In March I started TMS treatment at an outpatient level and have had incredible, life changing results. This treatment, mixed with the skills and support of TK I’m back in school finishing my bachelors in psychology and moving on to get my masters of social work.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I cannot express my gratitude enough for the staff who never gave up on me. I was hardy easy to deal with but was ALWAYS treated with respect and love. You guys are life changers and role models. My life is better because of the advice y’all have given me.

With much love,

– Kaitlyn
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Marks of Quality Care
  • Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • Lemont Chamber of Commerce
  • Residential Eating Disorders Consortium
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval