Residential Treatment Outcomes

Timberline Knolls has helped thousands of women facing eating disorders, addiction, and mood disorders. As a nationally recognized treatment center, we strive to provide innovative care.

Timberline Knolls Residents: Functional Improvement, 2006 – 2014

*Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF)

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*Axis V: Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) is for reporting the clinician’s judgment of the individual’s overall level of functioning. The information is useful in planning treatment and measuring its impact, and in predicting outcome. The reporting of overall functioning on Axis V can be done using the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) Scale. The GAF Scale may be particularly useful in tracking the clinical progress of individuals in global terms, using a single measure.

American Psychiatric Association (2000). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Revised 4th ed.). Print. Washington, DC: Author, p. 32.


From 2006 to 2014 residents showed significant improvement one month and one year post discharge. Results from Timberline Knolls former residents indicate they are handling various areas of function in positive ways, and using their skills learned during treatment to move forward to live constructive and meaningful lives. Residents’ self-evaluations show high ratings for many important areas of functionality.

In 2014, resident surveys conducted one month and one year post-discharge indicated that:

  • 76% are maintaining healthy weight (one month and one year post discharge)
  • 88% responded personal relationships have improved (one year post discharge)
  • 85% responded with improved ability to handle problems (one year post discharge)
  • 85% responded with improvement in family relationships (one year post discharge)
  • 86% responded with functioning more effectively at work/school (one year post discharge)


Timberline Knolls staff works to maintain communication with former residents through our alumni program, including alumni events (held both on and off campus), and conducts a one-year post-discharge follow-up survey.

I love how they treat mood disorders as well as eating disorders. The groups were great and the staff really connect and help you on your journey. You are truly cared about and you learn how to help yourself.

– A former resident
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