Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center.

  • This restriction has 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 has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being 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.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

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 Binge-Eating Disorder Treatment Center for Women & Girls

Deciding that you need treatment for binge-eating disorder is a significant step toward improving your life. It’s also a courageous one. If you think that your mental and physical health are suffering from this hard-to-control disease, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center is here to provide the treatment you deserve so that you can have a happier, healthier future. 

The Benefits of Treatment for Binge-Eating Disorder 

If you’ve been struggling with binge-eating disorder, you may feel unable to control your food intake, and that loss of control has likely spilled over to other aspects of your life. Continuing to live without getting binge-eating disorder treatment can have negative consequences on your relationships with family and friends, your physical health, and your overall emotional well-being. 

By choosing to receive treatment for binge-eating disorder, you can start to make the positive changes that will put you on the right track toward better long-term health. You can acquire coping tools that will help you understand portion control, ease anxiety around how food affects your mind and body, and develop a better overall relationship with food. 

You will soon find that you are not alone on this journey. There are many women and girls who have had similar binge-eating disorder struggles in the past prior to receiving treatment. With professional help and endless encouragement from those who understand your pain, you can show yourself that binge-eating disorder is only a small bump on your road to happiness. 

Choosing the Right Treatment for Binge-Eating Disorder 

There are many options for binge-eating disorder treatment, so it’s important to choose one that provides individualized care from a treatment center that takes into account how your needs and experiences are different from those of other women and girls. 

At Timberline Knolls, we offer residential treatment and a partial hospitalization program (PHP) for binge-eating disorder, each of which has greater benefits depending on where you are in your journey. Some women and girls may participate in treatment at both levels, while others may require only one level of care. 

  • Residential: Members of your treatment team will provide round-the-clock care for you at this level in one of our comfortable lodges. Residential binge-eating disorder treatment features individualized care with a trauma-informed approach, meal planning and food discovery sessions, and a variety of therapeutic interventions. 
  • PHP: At this level, you’ll take part in full treatment days at Timberline Knolls but can return to your home or choose to stay in one of our on-campus residences in the evenings and on weekends. You’ll build coping and processing skills, which focus on body image, medication education, and much more. 

Why Choose Our Binge-Eating Disorder Treatment Center 

There are a number of benefits to choosing Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center if you find yourself struggling with binge-eating disorder. Perhaps the most important is that our treatment center is designed exclusively to help women and girls.  

Other reasons to choose Timberline Knolls for binge-eating disorder treatment include: 

  • Spirituality: A core component of our binge-eating disorder treatment, we welcome women and girls of all religions, faiths, and beliefs. Our holistic approach encourages you to cultivate your own spiritual renewal.  
  • Faith-based approach: For women and girls who want a religious component included in their binge-eating disorder treatment, The Grace Program is Timberline Knolls’ Christian treatment track. We have an on-campus, nondenominational chaplain available to offer comfort, support, and restoration. 
  • Alumnae network: We want to be part of your success long after you leave our treatment center. With a dedicated alumnae coordinator, our alumnae program allows you to connect with our staff and other former residents to celebrate successes for years to come. 
  • Flexible stays: The time you spend at our binge-eating disorder treatment center depends on you. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to the treatment we provide, and we determine your length of stay based on your progress and goals. 

The Steps of Binge-Eating Disorder Treatment 

While we want to ensure that our binge-eating disorder treatment is right for you, there is no reason for the admissions process to be overly complicated. In general, you can expect to: 

  • Contact us and speak to a member of our team 24/7 
  • Complete a thorough screening over the phone and begin our stress-free admissions process 
  • Tour our facility upon your arrival  
  • Complete medical and psychological evaluations prior to beginning treatment 
  • Receive an individualized binge-eating disorder treatment plan 
  • Begin participating in binge-eating disorder treatment 

Therapies Used to Treat Binge-Eating Disorder 

Our evidence-based, individualized approach to binge-eating disorder treatment means each woman or girl who comes to Timberline Knolls will have a unique experience. That said, there are common elements to care at our treatment center, including: 

  • Group, individual, and family therapies 
  • Medication management 
  • Experiential therapies 

Our therapeutic activities incorporate principles of evidence-based modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). We also offer 12-Step program support for women and girls who are struggling with addiction concerns in addition to binge-eating disorder.  

The Impact of Untreated Binge-Eating Disorder 

Forgoing treatment for binge-eating disorder can have life-changing and life-threatening consequences. The physical, mental, and emotional toll of not receiving binge-eating disorder treatment can affect your relationships, your health, and your ability to live a fulfilling life. 

You can make it better. By choosing to receive binge-eating disorder treatment at our residential treatment center, you can walk down a path toward better health. Timberline Knolls is ready to show you the way. 

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!

– Tiffany L.
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