Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center provides comprehensive care for women and girls who are struggling with bulimia nervosa. Timberline Knolls delivers compassionate, comprehensive treatment so that the journey to healing from bulimia can begin.
Treatment for bulimia nervosa at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center
Bulimia nervosa is a mental health condition that involves a dangerous cycle of rapid overeating and subsequent efforts to purge food from the body. Purging can be accomplished by self-induced vomiting after meals, laxative abuse, extreme exercise, or some combination of these behaviors.
While an obsession with food, body weight, and thinness may seem central to bulimia, the disease’s roots are emotional. Typically, individuals who struggle with bulimia have profound mental and emotional challenges that are often rooted in past trauma. The binge-and-purge behavior is sometimes used as a misdirected effort to gain control and power. Unfortunately, left untreated, the effects of bulimia take a harmful toll on the mind, body, and spirit. This condition impacts physical, emotional, and mental health, and can prevent you from attending to the most basic tasks of daily living.
But when you choose to heal at Timberline Knolls, you will have the support of a talented, expert staff made up of professionals who understand the ways that bulimia manifests in girls and women. During your time at our center, you’ll have a tranquil, peaceful environment in which to heal – far from the stress and pressures of daily life. With our help, you can discover the root of your challenges and work towards a recovered future.
What makes our bulimia treatment center successful?
If you’ve entered treatment for bulimia in the past but are still struggling with the condition, know that you are not alone and that there is hope. Often, treatment programs fail because they do not address the many complex factors involved in a person’s presenting symptoms. Bulimia is a multifaceted illness, and while its impact on physical health is profound, there are many other effects as well.
At Timberline Knolls, we review each girl’s or woman’s strengths and challenges as she prepares to enter treatment at our center. We look for physical health concerns that may require medical care or monitoring, other co-occurring mental illnesses like depression, anxiety, or PTSD, and/or issues of substance abuse. By gaining a clear picture of each individual’s experience of bulimia and how it has impacted her health, and by identifying all other complicating factors, we’re able to devise a holistic plan of care that sets each woman on the path to success in bulimia recovery. No two girls or women are exactly alike, and no two people will ever experience the disease of bulimia in the same way. At Timberline Knolls, we believe that our treatment planning process should reflect and honor those differences.
What happens before admission into bulimia treatment at Timberline Knolls?
Prior to beginning bulimia treatment at Timberline Knolls, you’ll undergo a thorough and extensive evaluation of your symptoms and presenting concerns. We’ll review your medical, mental health, and social history, and inquire about any other factors that might impact your treatment experience. We want to do everything we can to help you meet your goals for recovery from bulimia. By taking time to fully understand your needs, we’re better able to help you transition into treatment armed with a thorough, personalized treatment plan.
Thorough intake assessment for bulimia treatment at Timberline Knolls
Once you’ve completed all of the initial assessments within our admissions process, your bulimia treatment team, which includes your primary therapist, a family therapist, a psychiatrist (MD), a registered dietitian (RD), and a bulimia specialist, will review the results. Together, they’ll outline recommended first steps as you transition into our care, and select the treatment modalities that will help you make the most progress in recovery.
Taking ownership of your bulimia treatment
At Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, we view the girls and women who heal with us as our partners in the treatment process. From the moment you make first contact with us until you begin to plan for discharge, your input, feedback, and concerns will be a vital part of your treatment experience.
During your stay at our center, you’ll have access to some of the finest empirically validated bulimia treatment modalities in existence, and we’ll guide you as you engage with them. But ultimately, your recovery journey is your own, and your success requires the hard work and dedication needed to make the most of your experience at Timberline Knolls.
Your time in bulimia treatment at Timberline Knolls
Your time in treatment at Timberline Knolls will reflect your unique goals, challenges, and strengths on the road to recovery. You’ll engage with bulimia treatment experts, medical providers, therapists, and more as you work towards gaining control of your symptoms.
As you progress in treatment, your plan of care will continue to evolve. Together, we’ll consistently evaluate your goals and make adjustments based on your success. Throughout this time, we’ll be planning for your eventual discharge from Timberline Knolls. We know that your time in treatment is just one important step on the journey to a life without bulimia. Our goal is to support you in gaining the skills and clarity you need to continue making progress long after you leave our center.
Our individualized approach to bulimia treatment
Fortunately, we live in an era when there is more openness to public discussions of mental illnesses like bulimia than ever before. This means that there is more access to quality treatment, and more acceptance for those who struggle with this condition. While increased awareness is positive, there is still vast misunderstanding about the causes and symptoms of bulimia and similar disorders.
The truth is that no girl or woman who seeks treatment for bulimia comes to our center with the same story. Yes, there are often common threads in their overall experiences, but each person has a unique account of how bulimia has impacted their life.
As such, our staff views each woman who seeks our help as an individual who deserves to be supported in whatever way she finds success in recovery. We honor your individuality, and we view you as the expert in your journey to a healthier life.
What will you experience during bulimia treatment at Timberline Knolls?
If you ask multiple people about their experience receiving bulimia treatment at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, you won’t hear the same story twice. This is because each person’s treatment plan is shaped by her unique experiences.
The list of services, supports, and treatment modalities available to you at Timberline Knolls is vast. While you won’t necessarily engage with each and every one, the ones that you do utilize will reflect your specific needs in the treatment setting. You’ll have access to professionals from many different disciplines – dietitians, medical professionals, therapists, trauma specialists, and more. However, the ways that each of these staff members supports you will reflect your unique goals for your time at Timberline Knolls.
A realistic, supportive approach to nutrition in the treatment of bulimia nervosa
While the emotional aspects of a disorder like bulimia can’t be overstated, there are some critical practical concerns to address in treatment as well. Food and eating habits are central to bulimia recovery, and in order to fully manage this condition, repairing your relationship with food, meals, and nutrition is absolutely necessary.
It’s understandable that many girls and women who struggle with bulimia enter treatment with considerable apprehension about meals and eating, and what will be expected of them. Our approach is simple – through a comprehensive program of nutritional counseling, education, and therapeutic support, we partner with you to help you form healthy eating habits. During your time at Timberline Knolls, you’ll have access to nutritious meals, meal support and planning, and even off-campus exercises to help you heal your relationship with food.
Long-term recovery from bulimia at Timberline Knolls Treatment Center
If you or someone you care about has been struggling with bulimia, you are likely scared, frustrated, and worried about the future. But know that with help from the caring, expert staff at Timberline Knolls, you can regain control of your life and your symptoms and embrace a new chapter in your life.
We are pleased to offer several levels of care for bulimia and co-occurring mental health concerns, and we look forward to speaking with you about how we can help you take the important first step towards recovery. Contact us today.