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 Christian Treatment Program for Women & Girls

Healing from eating disorders and other behavioral health concerns isn’t an easy process. For many women and girls, adding an element of faith and spirituality can nourish the soul and aid their recovery. 

That’s why Timberline Knolls is proud to offer The Grace Program. This optional program integrates principles of Christian faith into our recovery programming, allowing women and girls to connect with God’s grace, compassion, and mercy along their journey toward better health. 

How Does Christian Programming Work? 

Eating disorders, mental health concerns, and substance use disorders can take a toll on a woman’s or girl’s mind, body, and soul. They can damage relationships with friends and family and call into question your connection with God.  

The Grace Program helps bridge that gap by reuniting and deepening your association with your faith. Each woman or girl who heals with us receives a Bible and a Souls Like Stars workbook, the materials that will help serve as your primary guides during your time with us. 

Our belief in providing individualized care that addresses the whole person extends to our Christian programming. Each woman or girl is paired with a licensed Christian primary and family therapist and participates in specialized groups.  

What Are the Benefits of Christian Programming? 

The Grace Program integrates New Testament truth with recovery principles, allowing women and girls to form a more complete picture of who God is and develop a deeper appreciation for the importance of his involvement as they continue to heal. 

Some features that make our Christian programming stand out include: 

  • Celebrate Recovery: This Christ-centered, 12-Step recovery program helps women and girls who are struggling with past harmful experiences, painful memories, or addiction. 
  • The Sanctuary: sacred space on our campus, The Sanctuary is open both day and night for prayer, meditation, reflection, and moments of letting go. 
  • Chaplain visits: Women and girls can meet privately with our board-certified chaplain, who is a doctor of ministry with a focus on dignity in patient-centered care. 
  • Church services: We encourage all women and girls at Timberline Knolls to attend Sunday services within the community. 

Which Specialized Services Will I Participate In? 

All women and girls who are part of The Grace Program will work with a licensed Christian therapist in both family and individual sessions. These therapists specialize in integrating faith and values into your sessions while also addressing spiritual wounds and conflicts in the healing process. 

Additionally, you can expect to participate in three different groups in our Christian programming, each of which is designed to approach growth and learning through education, experience, or interaction. They are: 

  • Soul Making: This interactive, psychoeducational group helps you explore topics such as experiencing God’s love and understanding forgiveness, identity, and boundaries. We use scripture and lessons from Souls Like Stars to discover biblical perspectives. 
  • Awakenings: This experiential group addresses how to open a loving connection with God by helping women and girls release feelings of shame, guilt, and anger. We use music, art, and worship to help you feel the presence of God’s love and express your love for him. 
  • Sojourn: This process group lets you share personal experiences and receive insight and encouragement from one another in a nonjudgmental setting. This provides a forum for women and girls to talk about their belief, or lack of belief, in God throughout their lives.  

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

Timberline Knolls saved my life. The therapists are truly incredible and they really care about us. I made friends for life and I got my life back on track.

– A former resident
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