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 Best Therapies & Treatment Groups for Women & Girls

Timberline Knolls has helped thousands of women facing eating disorders, addiction, and mood disorders. As a nationally recognized treatment center, we strive to provide innovative care.

Learn About Creative Arts Therapy

At Timberline Knolls, we treat addictions and psychiatric disorders; but far more specific and important, we treat people. Each woman or girl who comes to us for care is a unique individual, from her name and face to her experience with an addiction or disorder. The goal of treatment is to first understand what brought her to Timberline Knolls, then provide her with the tools and skills required for her to leave treatment and ultimately live an abundant life of lasting recovery.

In order to achieve this goal, our program is comprehensive and holistic, meaning we treat every aspect of the resident: her mind, body, soul and spirit. Talk therapy is a key component of our treatment; it is critical to unraveling the many cognitive, emotional and spiritual threads of a person’s life. This form of therapy is utilized in one-on-one interaction with a primary therapist as well as in many specialized groups. Unfortunately, not everything can be verbalized, especially those experiences or events that caused extreme and lasting pain such as physical or sexual abuse. This is precisely why expressive therapies are part of our program. Essentially, where talk therapy leaves off, creative art therapies pick up.

What is Creative Arts Therapy?

Creative arts therapy is defined as a treatment modality that encourages the creative process and the use of non-verbal means of expression to facilitate the therapeutic process. In other words, these are therapeutic strategies that are used in conjunction with other therapeutic modalities to maximize the benefit for the resident. For example, a primary therapist may be working with a young woman who is profoundly angry; she is turning this anger against herself in the form of self-harm. Although the therapist may repeatedly encourage the woman to express her anger, she simply cannot do it. However, give this same individual access to bold, dramatic paints and she may create a painting rife with her repressed rage. Once the intense emotion is conveyed onto the canvas, she may feel free to explain what the picture represents and how she felt when she created it. This painting now serves as a springboard, allowing the dialogue between the therapist and the girl to continue during ongoing therapy.

The benefit of these non-verbal therapies is that they offer each resident an additional outlet to express herself. They give our residents a “voice,” which has nothing to do with the spoken word. Creative art therapies are particularly valuable when experienced in a female-only environment.

Creative Art Therapies at Timberline Knolls

At Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, our residents are encouraged to embrace a new sense of freedom and expose their deepest thoughts and feelings. Although a therapist facilitates the creative art activities, women and girls also provide encouragement and support to one another.


Yoga is a discipline that is growing in popularity throughout the American culture, and importantly, in health care. We offer three types of yoga classes. The therapeutic yoga group is thematic, meaning it focuses on achieving a specific emotional or mental goal such as reducing anxiety, or bolstering positive self-esteem. The vinyasa group is far more physical and rigorous in nature as it strives to strengthen the body and elevate the heart rate. Conversely, the restorative class is calming in nature with poses being held for several minutes. This offers participants a quiet moment to relax, reflect or meditate.

Dance/Movement Therapy

Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) is anchored in the belief that the mind, body, soul and spirit are inextricably connected. Therefore, movement is used therapeutically to improve an individual’s mental and physical well-being. Everyone at Timberline Knolls attends DMT sessions once a week. The goal of this expressive therapy is to heal the brokenness that occurred between a resident and her body. Often, the work done in the DMT class mirrors the work conducted between the woman or girl and her primary therapist.

Art Therapy

This form of creative arts therapy can be summed up in a single word: revelatory. Through paint, clay, or pencils, a woman or girl can create that which she cannot say. We use the directed approach and the open studio format at Timberline Knolls. The former is more structured, while the latter is less directed. Our art therapists have a Master’s degree and a background in art. Because we recognize the vast benefits of art making, all residents participate in art sessions once or twice a week.

TK saved my life, and I am forever grateful for that. I now have been months free from my eating disorder... They really make sure you know your skills before you leave!

– A former resident
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