Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
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.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and 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 Partial Hospitalization Program for Women & Girls

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.

Learn About Our PHP

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.

Program Features

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.

Our Approach to 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.

Benefits of Our PHP

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.

Learn even more about our Leading Partial Hospitalization Program with this video.

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!

– A former resident
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