Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center provides comprehensive care for women and girls who are struggling with eating disorders. Timberline Knolls delivers compassionate, comprehensive treatment so that the journey to healing from eating disorders can begin.
Learn About Treatment for Eating Disorders
Treatment for eating disorders at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center
Eating disorders are complex illnesses that can have a devastating effect. Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and other forms of disordered eating can have a powerful negative impact on virtually all areas of your life.
If you don’t get proper professional treatment for an eating disorder, you expose yourself to considerable harm. However, when you receive comprehensive care at an effective eating disorder treatment program, you can achieve a healthier and happier tomorrow.
Each person who struggles with an eating disorder has a unique experience. Thus, finding the right eating disorder treatment program is a matter of identifying the center that is best suited to your specific needs and goals. When you receive personalized care, provided in a manner that values and celebrates your perspective, experiences, and strengths, then you will be best prepared to pursue long-term recovery.
At Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, we understand how important it is to address the physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs of each woman who is entrusted into our care. When you choose Timberline Knolls, you can rest assured that your voice will be heard, your preferences will be respected, and you’ll become empowered to take ownership of your recovery.
Why Choose Timberline Knolls for Eating Disorder Treatment
What makes our eating disorder treatment center successful?
All facets of the eating disorder treatment experience at Timberline Knolls – including our campus, our services, our programs, and our treatment philosophy – have been designed and developed to best meet the needs of women and girls.
Our focus on helping women and girls is one of the many reasons why our eating disorder treatment program has been so successful. From the moment you first contact us, you’ll be working with compassionate professionals whose training and experiences have prepared them to provide the highest quality services to women and girls.
In addition to our dedication to gender-specific programming, we’re also committed to providing a truly comprehensive eating disorder treatment experience. As part of this effort, we’ll identify and address any co-occurring disorders that may have contributed to, or been impacted by, your struggles with an eating disorder.
Many women and girls who develop an eating disorder have also been dealing with challenges such as substance abuse and addiction, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). To achieve true and lasting healing from an eating disorder, you must also receive effective care for any co-occurring disorders. At Timberline Knolls, you will.
A second aspect of our comprehensive treatment experience is that our services will help you to heal in mind, body, and spirit. The overwhelming impact of an eating disorder can undermine your physical health, disrupt your psychological well-being, and derail your spiritual growth. When you choose Timberline Knolls, you’ll receive personalized treatment for all aspects of your life that have been affected by your struggles with an eating disorder.
What to Expect Prior to Entering Eating Disorder Treatment
What happens before admission into eating disorder treatment at Timberline Knolls?
Prior to starting eating disorder treatment at Timberline Knolls, all new residents complete a detailed review of their personal history and past challenges. This ensures that our treatment teams have the details we need to create a comprehensive, personalized eating disorder treatment plan.
In addition to collecting information about eating disorder symptoms and treatment history, this process also includes gathering information about the new resident’s relationships with friends and family members, work- or school-related challenges, and any other areas that may have been impacted by, or contributed to, the eating disorder.
By completing this process prior to starting care, new residents can enter treatment for eating disorders secure in the knowledge that we’re optimally prepared to provide the focused services that will support long-term recovery.
Understanding the First Steps of Eating Disorder Treatment
Thorough intake assessment for eating disorder treatment at Timberline Knolls
The start of treatment for eating disorders at Timberline Knolls also involves a thorough medical and psychiatric assessment. This assessment, combined with the treatment history and other data that are collected prior to admissions, will be incorporated into the personalized treatment plan.
Another important step in the early days of eating disorder treatment at Timberline Knolls is meeting your treatment team. Depending upon the information that is collected during your assessment, your team may include a variety of experienced professionals, including a primary therapist, a psychiatrist, a registered dietitian, and other experts as needed.
Completing the assessment process and meeting the members of your eating disorder treatment team will be important early steps on your path to a healthier and more satisfying future. The first days of treatment can be busy days, but your team will ensure that you have the guidance and support you need every step of the way.
Your Eating Disorder Treatment Process
Taking ownership of your eating disorder treatment
Eating disorders rob women and girls of control over their thoughts and behaviors. Outwardly, people who struggle with eating disorders may appear to be exerting an unhealthy level of control over their actions, but in reality this is not the case.
One of the most important features of eating disorder treatment at Timberline Knolls is that we help you to regain control of your thoughts and actions and take ownership of your recovery. At Timberline Knolls, eating disorder treatment is not a passive experience. When you heal with us, you’ll be encouraged and empowered to work in active collaboration with your treatment team.
For example, early in your time with us, you’ll meet with your team to discuss your personalized plan. During this initial conference, you’ll help establish your goals for your time at Timberline Knolls, and can select from a series of elective elements that can be included in your eating disorder treatment plan.
At Timberline Knolls, you’ll never be “just another patient.” Every step of the way, your voice will be heard, your perspective will be valued, and you’ll be viewed as a valued and valuable member of your own team.
What Eating Disorder Treatment is Like
Your time in eating disorder treatment at Timberline Knolls
Your initial meeting with your treatment team will just be the first of many gatherings that you have with these dedicated professionals. You’ll confer at least on a weekly basis to monitor your progress, discuss any necessary changes to your personalized eating disorder treatment plan, and address any other issues with the group.
Of course, you’ll also have the opportunity to meet individually with these caregivers, and the members of your treatment team will also keep each other up-to-date. At Timberline Knolls, we are well aware of how important communication and education are for a successful eating disorder treatment experience.
If your struggles with an eating disorder are accompanied by certain medical symptoms or complications, you will also have the opportunity to consult with relevant healthcare professionals. For example, meetings may be scheduled with dentists, gynecologists, gastroenterologists, orthopedic surgeons, and cardiologists as needed.
Each person who heals at Timberline Knolls has a unique experience – but every person who is entrusted into our care can expect to receive the services they need, provided in the manner that is best suited to them.
A Unique Experience in Eating Disorder Treatment
Our individualized approach to eating disorder treatment
At Timberline Knolls, we understand the complex emotional impact of eating disorders, and we’re prepared to provide meaningful assistance to ensure that you experience true healing.
First, we understand that your story is yours alone. Although thousands of women and girls struggle with eating disorders every year, each person’s story is unique. And although many members of our staff have personal experiences with eating disorders, none of us will ever feel that we know your story as well as you do.
In short, we will always honor your unique experiences. We will value the perspective that you bring to the treatment experience. Perhaps most importantly, we will listen to you.
Our respect for each person who heals with us forms the foundation of our commitment to a truly personalized treatment experience. Working closely with you, we’ll identify the specific emotional obstacles that are standing between you and the healthier future that you deserve, and we’ll develop strategies to help you overcome these challenges.
Your treatment team can help you to develop healthier ways to deal with shame, guilt, anger, fear, and other emotions that you may be feeling.
Throughout this process, we’ll emphasize the validity of your experience, and will never attempt to judge or police what you’ve felt in the past or how you’ve acted in response to those feelings. Instead, we’ll help you learn to recognize and avoid triggers that may prompt negative emotions, and to develop more positive and productive ways to process these emotions when they do occur.
Your Experience at Timberline Knolls
What will you experience during eating disorder treatment at Timberline Knolls?
Your eating disorder treatment experience at Timberline Knolls will be based upon your history, your symptoms, your strengths, and your goals. Your plan will be developed specifically for you, and will be continually re-evaluated to ensure that it is putting you in the best possible position to achieve true and lasting healing from eating disorders and any other co-occurring challenges that have been impacting your life.
Certain elements of care, such as individual and group therapy, educational sessions, experiential therapies, group outings, and nutritional counseling, are incorporated into each woman’s and girl’s eating disorder treatment plan at Timberline Knolls. Other elements, such as family therapy or 12-Step support, are included when appropriate. In all cases, though, each of these activities and opportunities will be customized according to what’s best for you.
In general, you can expect your time in treatment at Timberline Knolls to be filled with personalized attention, compassionate support, and continued focus on meeting your unique needs. Throughout your time in our care, you’ll learn to make better choices, develop a healthier relationship with food, experience improved self-esteem, deal with stress and pressure in more positive ways, and become a more informed advocate on your own behalf.
Repairing Your Relationship with Food Through Eating Disorder Treatment
A realistic, supportive approach to nutrition in the treatment of eating disorders
One of the many benefits of healing from an eating disorder at Timberline Knolls is that you have the opportunity to develop a healthier relationship with food. We realize that this can be a source of considerable anxiety for those who are just beginning to think about entering treatment, and we want you to know that this process is conducted with great compassion and sensitivity.
At Timberline Knolls, you won’t be judged or criticized for your past eating behaviors. Instead, you’ll be valued for the strength you have demonstrated by choosing to get help, and will be guided with empathy as you adopt healthier behavior patterns.
Above all else, Timberline Knolls is a place of safety, security, and support for women and girls whose lives have been disrupted by eating disorders. With us, you will understand that you are not alone, that others have been where you are today, and that your future is brighter than you realize.
Our approach to nutritional education is based upon providing you with the personalized support that you need to begin making healthier decisions about food. As your confidence increases and your skills improve, you’ll have the opportunity to practice both on our campus and in real-world situations, always with the active support of experienced and compassionate treatment professionals.
The Road to Recovery
Long-term recovery from eating disorders at Timberline Knolls Treatment Center
When you’re in the midst of struggling with an eating disorder, thinking about the recovery process can be an intimidating endeavor. But the simple act of considering treatment demonstrates that you possess the courage and hope that are necessary to achieve long-term recovery.
When you choose to enter treatment at Timberline Knolls, you join a vibrant healing community that is dedicated to providing you with the guidance and support that you need.
On our campus, you’ll work with experienced professionals who understand what you’ve been going through, and who can show you the path to a much more promising future. You’ll also benefit from forming positive relationships with fellow residents, and will discover the power and promise of sharing support with others who have been experiencing similar struggles.
When you choose Timberline Knolls, you take a vital step towards reclaiming control of your behaviors and re-establishing ownership of your life story. With our help, and the support of the greater eating disorder recovery community, you can achieve the bright future that you desire and deserve.
For more information about eating disorder treatment at Timberline Knolls, or for answers to any questions you may have about any aspect of our programming, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. A friendly and knowledgeable member of our team is available to speak with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.