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 Social Anxiety Treatment Center for Women & Girls

Everyone gets the nervous jitters from time to timelike when they’re about to give a big presentation or are meeting someone for a first date. But if fear of social situations is keeping a woman or adolescent girl from enjoying her life, she is likely struggling with social anxiety. 

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) says social anxiety is more intense than shyness because it is driven by an irrational fear of being embarrassed, rejected, or of offending others.  

These fears can be isolating, causing many women and girls who are struggling with social anxiety to avoid certain people, places, or situations to alleviate the distress they’re experiencing. 

Common Signs & Symptoms of Social Anxiety 

The warning signs and symptoms of social anxiety can sometimes be subtle, so ia woman or girl behaves a certain way, it doesn’t necessarily mean she has developed social anxiety disorder.  

However, if you notice these signs or social anxiety symptoms, you may want to reach out to see if she needs professional help. 

Examples of warning signs and social anxiety symptoms: 

  • Frequently asks if she looks nervous or anxious 
  • Concerned about looking stupid or awkward 
  • Worried others will think she’s boring 
  • Constantly afraid she has offended others 
  • Makes excuses not to attend events or social gatherings 
  • Feels distressed or overwhelmed in social situations 
  • Pounding heart, nausea, and sweating at social events 

Social Anxiety Statistics 

  • The Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports that 15 million U.S. adults are impacted by social anxiety disorder. 
  • Individuals typically start to experience social anxiety disorder symptoms around age 13. 
  • Approximately 36% of people struggle with social anxiety disorder symptoms for 10 or more years before seeking professional treatment. 

Why Get Social Anxiety Treatment 

When these feelings and fears develop into social anxiety disorder, they can destroy a woman’s or girl’s ability to enjoy her everyday life. Without professional support, an adolescent girl or woman may be at risk of suffering negative consequences that can destroy her long-term happiness. 

Examples of the effects of society anxiety include: 

  • Challenges finishing school 
  • Inability to keep a job 
  • Financial difficulties 
  • Trouble maintaining romantic relationships 
  • Lost connections with close friends and family 
  • Development of other mental health concerns 

Benefits of Social Anxiety Treatment 

Thinking about getting social anxiety treatment might initially cause you to have the same fears you’re seeking help for, but taking the steps to get treatment can be life-changing. 

When you receive social anxiety treatment, you’ll work with nonjudgmental professionals who understand the complexities of social anxiety disorder. Throughout the social anxiety treatment process, you will gain new coping skills and learn to manage the social anxiety symptoms that have kept you from enjoying social situations. 

Many women and adolescent girls feel isolated by their experiences with social anxiety. But getting social anxiety treatment can connect girls and women with others who have shared similar strugglesThe power of community may motivate and uplift you throughout your recovery journey. 

Choosing the Right Social Anxiety Treatment 

Every woman or adolescent girl who seeks social anxiety treatment has her own story to tell. The lines and pages of that story inform how social anxiety has impacted her over the years and serve as a guide for the social anxiety treatment plan we create for her. 

At Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, we offer different levels of care to ensure women and girls achieve the best outcomes possible for the social anxiety symptoms that have disrupted their lives. 

Our residential social anxiety treatment provides women and girls with round-the-clock care from a multidisciplinary team in an environment that empowers them to take ownership of their wellnessOur partial hospitalization program (PHP) offers women daylong social anxiety treatment with the flexibility to go home at night or stay in one of our on-campus residences. 

We will sit down with you to understand your needs and goals so we can identify the level of care that is right for you. 

Therapies Used to Treat Social Anxiety 

Choosing Timberline Knolls means you’ll have an individualized social anxiety treatment experience that meets your unique needs and goals. Your social anxiety treatment plan will include a combination of evidence-based therapies and interventions based on what we determine will benefit you the most. 

Depending on your needs and recovery goals, you may experience elements of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), the 12 Steps of recovery, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). You may also take part in individual, family, experiential, and group therapies. 

You will also receive a detailed discharge plan before leaving our social anxiety treatment center that will include the resources you need to continue your progress long after your time at Timberline Knolls. 

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

Reflecting back, I can’t believe it’s been 4 years since my first stay at TK. I walked in unsure, frightened and hopeless. 12 weeks later, I walked away carrying hope that the staff and fellow patients instilled in me. The hope started to dwindle and this process repeated itself 3 more times. However, each time I discharged I walked away with news skills (thanks DBT), more sass and grew as a person with each stay.

I discharged from TK for the last time in April of 2017. I wasn’t fixed, frankly some days I didn’t even feel “better” but I was alive. I owed that to TK, especially the staff on Maple. I was truly blessed to be supported and loved by the staff. Our conversations were filled with sass and support, what more could I want?!

Okay, the part we’ve been waiting for. I’m currently 9 months into solid recovery. I can truly say I’m not just surviving, I’m thriving. In March I started TMS treatment at an outpatient level and have had incredible, life changing results. This treatment, mixed with the skills and support of TK I’m back in school finishing my bachelors in psychology and moving on to get my masters of social work.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I cannot express my gratitude enough for the staff who never gave up on me. I was hardy easy to deal with but was ALWAYS treated with respect and love. You guys are life changers and role models. My life is better because of the advice y’all have given me.

With much love,

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