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.

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The Leading Depression Treatment Center for Women & Girls

Making the choice to seek treatment for depression is a courageous decision that reflects both strength and hope. Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center stands ready to provide you with the individualized treatment you need, so you can live the healthier life you deserve.  

The Benefits of Depression Treatment 

When you get effective treatment for depression, the benefits can include improved physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being. Treatment will help you make certain changes and develop new skills so you can enjoy a more productive and satisfying life. 

During your time in depression treatment, you will become empowered to regain control over your thoughts and behaviors. You’ll learn about depression as a disease, and you’ll work on new strategies for coping with stresses and other difficulties. 

Depression treatment will also help you overcome the sense of isolation that this disorder can cause. At Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, you will discover that you are not alone, and you’ll be connected with the encouragement and support you need as you work toward recovering from depression. 

Choosing the Right Type of Depression Treatment 

There is no one perfect type of treatment for depression. Each woman or girl who struggles with depression is impacted in a unique way, and each person responds to treatment differently. What’s most important is finding the depression treatment center that best fits your needs, goals, and preferences.  

At Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, we offer depression treatment for adult women and adolescent girls. We also provide depression treatment for adult women at the partial hospitalization level. 

When you take part in residential treatment for depression, you will benefit from comprehensive programming and round-the-clock support. Entering a residential depression treatment center allows you to temporarily step away from the stress and distractions of daily life so that you can fully focus on your health. 

Women who receive treatment for depression in our partial hospitalization program (PHP) take part in full days of structured care with the goal of developing skills that can be applied in real-world settings. When treatment is not in session, you can return home or reside in our on-campus housing. 

Our team can explain the details and benefits of depression treatment in both levels of care, and they’ll help you decide which one is the right choice for you. 

Why Choose Our Depression Treatment Center 

Below are five reasons why Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center may be the perfect choice for you: 

  • Individualized treatment: Every woman and girl who receives treatment for depression follows an individualized plan. Your plan will be developed solely according to what’s best for you. 
  • Treatment environment: Our depression treatment center is for adult women and adolescent girls only. Every aspect of our programming is designed to best serve females.   
  • Spirituality: If you would like to incorporate Christian principles into your depression treatment, you can participate in The Grace Program, our optional faith-based treatment track. We also have a nondenominational chaplain on our campus, and certain experiential activities, such as yoga, can help you connect with your inner spirituality. 
  • Academic support: Adolescent girls who take part in depression treatment with us receive educational services through our on-campus school, TK Academy. 
  • Continuing care: When you complete depression treatment, you will receive a detailed discharge plan to guide your continued progress. You can also take part in our alumnae program, which offers activities and support throughout the year. 

How to Enter Our Depression Treatment Program 

Here’s a quick overview of the pathway to depression treatment at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center: 

  • First, you’ll have a call with one of our admissions counselors. A member of our team is available to speak with you 24/7, so you can call whenever it’s convenient for you. 
  • Next, you will take part in an over-the-phone assessment. This helps us identify your needs and determine if our treatment center is the right place for you.  
  • After the assessment, a member of our team will walk you through the steps in our admissions process.  
  • When you arrive at our facility, you’ll be greeted by one of our staff members who will help you become familiarized with our facility and our procedures. 
  • Your first activities will include completing medical and psychological evaluations. These will help your team develop your individualized depression treatment plan. 

Once your plan is in place, you’ll be ready to start treatment. Every step of the way, from your first phone call until the day you transition out of our depression treatment center, you’ll have the full support of a team of compassionate professionals. 

Therapies Used to Treat Depression 

Many types of therapy have proved to be effective at helping women and girls who are struggling with depression. At our depression treatment center, your individualized plan will include several evidence-based therapies and therapeutic modalities.  

Therapy can help you process your experiences, develop healthier coping skills, make important lifestyle changes, and learn more about depression, treatment, and recovery. 

Depending on your specific needs, this may include dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and motivational interviewing. These principles may be incorporated into individual, group, and family sessions.  

Women and girls who receive depression treatment at Timberline Knolls also take part in experiential activities such as art, yogaand dance/movement.  

If your depression treatment team determines that you can benefit from prescription medication, and if you agree with this decision, medication can also be included in your plan.  

The Impact of Untreated Depression 

If you don’t receive treatment for depression, you remain at risk for considerable harm. The negative impact of untreated depression can include physical health complications, additional mental health concerns, and problems within your personal relationships. 

But these outcomes can be avoided. When you get the individualized depression treatment that’s right for you, you can achieve improved health. When you’re ready to begin that journey, we are here for you. 

This content was reviewed and approved by the clinical staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center.

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!

– A former resident
Why Choose Timberline Knolls?
Marks of Quality Care
  • Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • Lemont Chamber of Commerce
  • Residential Eating Disorders Consortium
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval