Partial Hospitalization Program for Women & Girls

There are many ways to heal from eating disorders and other behavioral health concernsIn many cases, the partial hospitalization program (PHP) environment can be an ideal space for women to successfully progress in their recovery.  

To help meet you where you are in your recovery journey, Timberline Knolls offers a partial hospitalization program for women age 18 and olderOur PHP empowers women to live the lives they deserve. 

Benefits of Partial Hospitalization Programming 

If you are struggling with an eating disorder, mental health concern, the effects of trauma, or substance use disorder and you don’t seek professional help, it can have a significant impact on your ability to function. The partial hospitalization program at Timberline Knolls can help you address the concerns that have disrupted your daily life. 

There are countless benefits to choosing the PHP at Timberline Knolls, including: 

  • Structured environment: When you take part in our PHP, you will follow a structured schedule each day that ensures that you receive a high level of care. 
  • Flexible living arrangements: After each treatment day is over, you can go home or stay in one of our on-campus lodges. 
  • Real-life skillbuildingYou’ll have the opportunity to practice the skills and coping techniques you learn in our PHP in real-life environments and bring any learning back to the program. 

Depending on your current needs, you may step down to our PHP from a higher level of care, or you may enter directly at the PHP level. Our expert staff can help you determine if our partial hospitalization program is the best fit for you or if you would benefit from a different level of care. 

Supportive Living Environment 

At the Timberline Knolls PHP, we offer supportive living housing options to our clients at an affordable cost. The supported housing environment advances our clients’ recovery journeys and compliments our Continuing Care Outpatient Program by offering individuals the structure and support of recovery- focused living. With our supportive housing, our clients have: access to staff support; comfortable housing accommodations; transportation to and from clinical programming, as well as 24/7 peer support.

The PHP Experience 

We recognize that every woman who walks through our doors has a completely different life experience, medical history, and genetic background that can impact the way a behavioral health concern may affect themThat’s why we individualize care for every woman who takes part in the partial hospitalization program at Timberline Knolls.  

With those influences in mind, you’ll take part in our partial hospitalization program five or seven days a week for up to three weeks depending on your specific needs and progress.  

Elements of your care may include: 

  • Group, family, and individual therapies 
  • Experiential therapies 
  • Basic medical care 
  • Medication management 

Topics addressed in group therapy sessions may include body image, medication education, the 12 Steps, and skillbuilding. Most women also take part in two individual therapy sessions and one family session a week, but we can schedule these sessions based on how you’re progressing in your recovery. 

Evidence-Based Treatment Modalities

  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Principles of recovery
  • Acceptance & commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Expressive therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Solution-focused therapy
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Psychoeducation

Continuing Care 

Making the decision to seek support for an eating disorder, a mood disorder, an addiction, or the effects of trauma is a life-changing step. But the days, weeks, and months after you complete the partial hospitalization program at Timberline Knolls are just as important as your time in our care.  

We start creating your discharge plan within 48 hours after you begin taking part in our PHP so that we can provide you with the resources you need to continue your progress. Your continuing care plan will include recommendations for any necessary follow-up care, community resources, support groups, and information on the Timberline Knolls alumnae network. 

With the expert care of the staff at Timberline Knolls, you can start living a healthier, more fulfilling life. 

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

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

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
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