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 offers several types of therapy for women and girls who have been experiencing eating disorders, substance use disorders, the effects of trauma, mood disorders, and other mental health concerns. Therapy at our center incorporates the principles of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and 12-Step recovery. 

Individual Therapy 

Individual therapy sessions at Timberline Knolls are one-on-one conversations between you and a licensed therapist or another behavioral health professional. Individual therapy can be the ideal environment for you to process any successes or setbacks, address topics you may be hesitant to address in a group setting, and receive guidance or feedback. 

During individual therapy sessions, you can discuss problems you have been having, set goals, and determine the steps you need to take to accomplish your objectives. Individual therapy can also help you identify negative thought patterns or self-defeating behaviors and make the changes that will allow you to achieve improved results. 

At both the residential and partial hospitalization program (PHP) levels, you will usually have two individual therapy sessions each week. 

Group Therapy 

Group therapy is a fundamental element of care at the residential level and within our partial hospitalization program (PHP). A typical day at both levels includes multiple group therapy sessions. 

Group therapy sessions usually involve a small number of women or girls who are receiving care, plus the licensed therapist or other experienced professional who is leading the session. You may participate in several types of groups at Timberline Knolls, including process groups, psychoeducational groups, and experiential groups. 

Groups are safe and supportive places where you can process your experiences and share your insights. Group therapy also allows you to learn from others, practice healthy communication and conflict resolution skills, and share support. 

Group therapy sessions for women and girls can address a wide range of topics, depending on which type of group is being conducted and who is participating. Common topics in group therapy sessions at Timberline Knolls include: 

  • Body image 
  • Medication education 
  • 12-Step education and support 
  • Coping skills 
  • DBT skills 
  • Food discovery 

Family Therapy 

Family therapy is a special type of group therapy, with participation limited to a treatment professional, the woman or girl who is receiving care with us, and a small number of her close family members, trusted friends, or other loved ones.  

A family therapy session is a structured environment in which your loved ones can process how they’ve been impacted by your struggles. During family therapy sessions, you can address challenges or obstacles that have prevented you from functioning as a more cohesive unit, and you can work together to develop healthier communication patterns. 

The topics addressed during family therapy are determined by what is most important to you and your loved onesFamily therapy sessions can help your loved ones learn more about the disorder you have been suffering from, what you are accomplishing at Timberline Knolls, and what type of support will most benefit you after you return home. 

At the residential level, we typically offer family therapy on a weekly basis, with sessions led by a licensed therapist. Within our PHP, the frequency of family therapy sessions can vary, and these sessions may be led by a licensed therapist or another mental health specialist. 

Experiential Therapies 

Experiential therapies include a variety of dynamic, interactive, or hands-on activities. As a complement to conversation-based therapies, experiential therapies can provide new ways to express your emotions, cope with stress, and develop new skills and interests 

Experiential therapies can also help you discover innate talents or connect you with healthy pursuits you can continue after you have completed your time at Timberline Knolls. This type of therapy can be conducted on an individual basis, but it is more common in group settings. 

Examples of experiential therapies at Timberline Knolls include art therapy, dance/movement therapy, yoga therapy, recreation therapy, and therapeutic outings.  

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