Best Treatment Options & Levels of Care for Depression

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center provides care for women and girls who are struggling with depression. At our center, residents receive personalized treatment options that promote successful recovery from depression.

What Levels of Care Are Available for Treating Depression?

Explore the best treatment options and types of effective care for depression

One of the most important steps in recovery from depression takes place before you even begin treatment. At Timberline Knolls, our thorough assessment process ensures that we gain a clear picture of your health history, your presenting concerns, and any other aspect of your life that may impact your treatment experience prior to engaging in our services.

We’ll speak with you, your current providers, and your loved ones (when clinically appropriate) to help us understand how depression has impacted your life in the past and the present. We’ll then use all of this important information to develop the most effective care plan, featuring the levels of care and best treatment modalities to help you achieve your goals.

Depression treatment at Timberline Knolls may feature several levels of care. Many girls and women who are struggling with depression begin treatment at the residential level. With 24/7 wraparound support, residential care provides a respite away from your home and community so that you can focus solely on your goals for recovery. During this time, you’ll have access to a range of therapies to help you find success, including individual, group, family, and experiential supports. Additionally, if you have a co-occurring mental illness or physical health concern, your treatment plan will reflect those aspects of your health as well.

After completing the residential depression treatment program at Timberline Knolls, you may transition to a less intensive level of care, such as a partial hospitalization program (PHP). This program offers several hours of therapeutic services each day, after which you will return to your home or another residence in the evenings and on weekends. This balance of structure and autonomy gives you the opportunity to practice the coping skills you’ve learned in treatment as you begin to reintegrate yourself back into your daily life.

Similar to the PHP at Timberline Knolls, an additional option for a step-down level of care is intensive outpatient programming (IOP). Within the IOP, you’ll spend several hours per day during the week engaging in various therapies, and then you’ll return home or to an alternate residence in the evenings and on weekends. Both IOP and PHP can assist you in transitioning out of the intensive support of the residential treatment environment as you continue to work towards your goals for recovery from depression.

Once you’ve completed IOP or PHP, you can continue to engage in treatment at the community-based outpatient level. This could include weekly meetings with a therapist, attending depression support groups, and/or engaging in experiential therapies that can help you maintain your commitment to healing from depression.

What Is Effective Treatment for Depression?

Understand the most effective treatment for depression

The most effective depression treatment options will be different for each girl or woman who seeks to heal at Timberline Knolls. The treatment options that work\s for one person may not be a fit for the next. For this reason, our staff is committed to providing a fully individualized treatment experience for everyone.

The road to recovery from depression is rarely simple and straightforward. This is often due to the presence of complicating factors like co-occurring mental illnesses (e.g., eating disorders or anxiety), the impact of past trauma, and/or physical health ailments. In order for treatment to be effective, you need a personal plan of care that features the treatment options that are right for each aspect of your health and well-being.

The staff at Timberline Knolls is well-versed in providing a comprehensive treatment approach that takes into account how depression has damaged your mind, body, and spirit. Throughout your time at our center, we’ll collaborate with you to set goals for your recovery, celebrate your successes, and process any challenges you may experience along the way.

As you make strides in treatment, we’ll reevaluate your plan of care, adjusting your treatment options with your input whenever necessary. Throughout this time, we’ll also be working with you to establish a thorough aftercare plan. We know that your time at Timberline Knolls is just one step on your journey to lifelong recovery from depression. Our goal is to empower you to take ownership of your healing so that you can have the tools you need to manage your symptoms long after you leave our center.

If you have questions about what depression treatment at Timberline Knolls might look like for you, we encourage you to contact us at your earliest convenience. Our helpful staff is always available to answer your questions and to assist you in beginning the admissions process.