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

Upcoming Events

Timberline Knolls’ national reach allows our experienced team to host events close to home. See a complete list of events we are partaking in.

Online Events

Join Timberline Knolls and Northern Illinois Recovery Center for a Special 3-Part CEU Series – “Bridging the Gap:  From Trauma to Traditional Treatment”

This is a 3-part, 2-Hour Series of CE Events – 2 CEU’s per session will be offered (6 in total for all three sessions). Please “Bring a Friend”! Each individual who brings a colleague to join us for this event/s will have the opportunity to put their name in a drawing that will be done at the end of our event. Winner will receive a special “goodie” bag!

Event Details:  April 9, 16 and 23, 2021

Time: 12:30-2:30pm CST

 Session One: “Trauma: The Real Substance of Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders

Description: This presentation explores the challenges of treating the complexities of trauma and associated mental health needs as they relate to addiction and disordered eating. The importance of attunement, responsiveness skills, and solid aftercare will briefly be discussed.

Learning Objectives: 

1.     Attendees will learn about origins of Addiction and Eating Disorders from a trauma-                   informed lens as seen from a residential level of care model.
2.     Attendees will understand the role of trauma seen in addiction, eating disorders, and                   mood dysregulation.
3.     Attendees will learn about the concept of symptom substitution when treating trauma,             addiction, and eating disorders.
4.     Review evidence-based Best Practices when treating this population and discuss the                   importance of attunement and solid aftercare.

To register for Session One:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Session Two: Rinse Lather Repeat: The Insanity of Traditional Treatment Models”

 Presenters: Caitlyn McClure, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Director & Jenny Wagner, LCPC, CADC, Northern Illinois Recovery Center

Description:  This presentation will deconstruct the traditional model of addiction treatment and explore more effective ways to establish long-term sobriety.  Consideration will be given to how co-occurring disorders can be more effectively treated through this integrative model of care.

Learning Objectives:

1.    Attendees will gain an understanding of the cyclical nature of traditional treatment                     models and why they fail to help clients establish long-term sobriety.
2.   Attendees will demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of a treatment                       program that facilitates sustained recovery.
3.   Attendees will learn specific strategies to deliver integrated and individualized care for             consumers.

To register for Session Two:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Session 3: Panel Discussion – “Bridging the Gap”

Presenters: Kim Sutherland, MA, LCPC; Caitlyn McClure, MSW, LCSW; Jenny Wagner, LCPC, CADC

This presentation will connect both topics in session one and two together in a panel discussion model to explore Trauma as it links substance use disorder, eating disorder and the way traditional treatment models have changed. We will discuss how agencies are working together and partnering differently to aide clients at all point along their recovery journey, addressing all behavioral health needs in conjunction with effective treatment models.

Learning Objectives:

1.    Connect addiction and eating disorder and understand appropriate treatment models.
2.    Understand and further explore traditional treatment models and explore new models              that are being utilized and implemented within current agencies.
3.    Explore follow up questions that arise from sessions one and two in breakout rooms via            the virtual model, breakout rooms will be facilitated by the presenters.

To register for Session Three:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For additional information or questions, contact Monika Szewczyk, IL North Professional Outreach Representative for Timberline Knolls at:

Going to Timberline Knolls was one of the best decisions I have ever made! I highly recommend you go here for treatment! You will come out knowing how to cope better with life!

– Tiffany L.
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  • Better Business Bureau (BBB)
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