Timberline Knolls offers a variety of treatment options, including a partial hospitalization program (PHP) for women who are struggling with eating disorders, substance use disorders, and certain mental health concerns. The PHP at Timberline Knolls features personalized services and comprehensive support to help adult women age 18 and older achieve improved health.
General information about the partial hospitalization program for adult women at Timberline Knolls
The partial hospitalization program (PHP) at Timberline Knolls serves adult women age 18 and older who are experiencing eating disorders, substance use disorders, and mental health concerns such as mood disorders and the effects of trauma.
Women may step down to PHP after completing an inpatient or residential program, or they may enter treatment with us directly at the PHP level. All admissions decisions at our PHP are made on an individual basis following a thorough review of each woman’s history, needs, and goals.
Treatment at the PHP level features an array of therapeutic interventions and significant clinical support. However, PHP does not include 24/7 care. When PHP is not in session, clients return home or to an alternative residence. For women who need residential assistance while they are taking part in PHP at Timberline Knolls, we offer a supportive housing option at an affordable cost.
Women who take part in the Timberline Knolls partial hospitalization program attend treatment from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. We also offer weekend sessions, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, for women who need additional support at the PHP level.
All PHP services are offered in a welcoming, nonhospital environment in Orland Park, Illinois. Our Orland Park PHP center is just a short drive from our residential campus in Lemont, Illinois.
Elements of care in the partial hospitalization program for adult women at Timberline Knolls
The general purpose of the Timberline Knolls partial hospitalization program is to help women blossom into independent, successful, and healthy beings. To accomplish this objective, we work closely with each woman to ensure that she receives the individualized care that will best prepare her to achieve her personal treatment goals.
Elements of care in our PHP for adult women include the following:
- Daily nursing support
- Six hours of group therapy during each treatment day
- Weekly family therapy
- Weekly individual therapy
- Weekly nutritional counseling with a dietitian
- Supported meals with a dietitian and clinical staff (breakfast and lunch during weekday sessions, lunch during weekend sessions)
- Weekly sessions with a case manager to discuss aftercare planning
- Medication management services and medical consultations, including one weekly session with our medical director or a staff psychiatrist
We also offer a supportive housing option for women who are taking part in our PHP. In addition to meeting the needs of women who do not reside in the Chicago area, our supportive housing option may also be an ideal opportunity for local PHP clients who would prefer to step away from the stresses and distractions of their everyday lives throughout their time in treatment.
How the PHP at Timberline Knolls meets the unique needs of adult women
Our PHP team incorporates various therapeutic modalities and types of treatment into individual, group, and family sessions. Depending on a woman’s needs and goals, her time in PHP may include the following:
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) – DBT is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on improving women’s capabilities in the following four areas: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation.
12-Step education and support – The 12-Step model was created in the 1930s by the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous. Through the decades, the 12 Steps have been employed to help individuals achieve long-term recovery from a wide range of substance use disorders and compulsive behaviors.
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) – ACT guides women through a process of developing core competencies that are designed to increase their psychological flexibility, help them overcome the urge to avoid or hide from distressing emotions, and ease suffering.
Art therapy – Art therapy can provide women with a dynamic means of expressing their emotions and processing their experiences. It can also introduce women to a healthy and productive leisure activity that they can continue to pursue after they have transitioned out of our partial hospitalization program.
Crisis intervention – Crisis intervention services within our PHP are designed to help women achieve stability in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event or other distressing occurrence.
Exposure therapy – Exposure therapy employs a variety of techniques to help women confront and overcome their fears. This form of therapy can help women who are experiencing mental health concerns such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), other effects of trauma, and certain anxiety disorders.
Motivational interviewing – Motivational interviewing is a goal-directed counseling approach that is designed to eliminate ambivalence and help women make the changes that are necessary to align their behaviors with their goals and values.
Solution-focused therapy – As its name implies, this form of therapy is designed to help PHP clients experience improved quality of life by developing solutions to persistent problems. During solution-focused therapy, women work to set goals, then identify the behavioral changes that will empower them to achieve these objectives.
Trauma-specific therapies – Many women who struggle with eating disorders, substance use disorders, or mental health concerns have a history of trauma. Our PHP includes opportunities for women to receive the therapeutic support that will help them to identify, address, and achieve true and lasting healing from the effects of trauma.
Psychoeducation – During psychoeducation sessions, women gain valuable information about various mental and behavioral health disorders, treatment, and recovery.
How the PHP at Timberline Knolls prepares adult women for long-term success
The partial hospitalization program at Timberline Knolls can be an essential step on a woman’s path toward improved health. But we realize that each person’s journey will continue long after they have transitioned out of our care. Throughout a woman’s time in our PHP, her treatment team will be working to prepare her for continued progress in the weeks, months, and years to come.
All PHP clients take part in weekly sessions with a case manager to discuss aftercare planning. When a woman reaches the end of her time in our partial hospitalization program, she will receive a detailed plan to guide the next steps of her recovery.
Depending on each woman’s progress and continued needs, this plan may include referrals to an intensive outpatient program or traditional outpatient therapy, connections with local support groups, and information about other valuable resources.
All women who complete treatment in our PHP are also welcome to become active members of our alumnae program. Under the direction of our alumnae coordinator, this program connects women with a vibrant and dynamic community of others who have had similar experiences. Through online interactions, alumnae events, and informal get-togethers, this community offers a wide range of opportunities for women to share support as they work toward sustained long-term recovery.
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