Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

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.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services 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 PTSD & Trauma Treatment Center for Women & Girls

It takes bravery to seek treatment for the effects of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder, which is commonly referred to as PTSD. No one should have to live with the negative consequences of recurring, unwanted reminders of traumatic events from the past. Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center offers the treatment you need so that you can work toward a healthier future free of emotional triggers.  

The Benefits of Treatment for Trauma & PTSD 

Trauma comes in many forms, and if you’ve experienced distressing events such as abuse, assault, unexpected loss or death, a natural disaster, or served in the military, you’re at a higher risk for developing posttraumatic stress disorder.  

Getting treatment for PTSD or the effects of trauma can help you improve your mental and physical health while allowing you to develop coping mechanisms should you face future reminders of a traumatic past. You’ll work with a team of experienced professionals who specialize in treating concerns related to trauma, and you’ll share experiences with women and girls who have faced similar challenges. 

By the time you leave our treatment center, you’ll be in a better place to physically and emotionally set aside the fears and triggers that accompany trauma. Our PTSD and trauma treatment will also introduce you to the power of community, as many of those familiar faces who are part of your treatment experience will be available as part of our alumnae community. 

Choosing the Right Treatment for Trauma & PTSD 

With plenty of options for trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder treatment, it’s important that you choose the one that best suits your individual needs. Every woman or girl has different traumatic experiences that lead up to the development of PTSD, and the way the trauma affects them will likewise be different. 

Fortunately, at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Centerour whole-person approach to treating PTSD and the effects of trauma looks at your individual strengths and goals to highlight a treatment plan that will produce the best possible outcomes.  

We offer two levels of PTSD and trauma treatment, both of which have different benefits depending on where you are in your recovery journey. They are: 

  • Residential: In this round-the-clock level of care, you’ll participate in therapeutic sessions at our treatment center while temporarily calling one of the scenic lodges on our campus home.  
  • Partial hospitalization program (PHP): This less intensive level of care still features full treatment days, but you’ll be able to return home or stay in one of our on-campus residences at night and on weekends.  

Why Choose Our Trauma & PTSD Treatment Center 

Our PTSD and trauma treatment center has a curriculum that is specifically designed to help women and girls, but that’s just one of the many reasons why Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center is the right choice for recovery.  

Other benefits include: 

  • Aftercare plan: We promote continued progress after your time in PTSD treatment is over with detailed discharge planning, and our alumnae network lets you keep in touch with the women and girls you met on your treatment journey. 
  • Flexibility: Your length of stay depends on your progress, strengths, and goals.  
  • Specialty treatment tracks: If you choose, your treatment plan at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center can include programs highlighting Christianity, spirituality, and family.  

The Steps of Trauma & PTSD Treatment 

We want to make sure you are able to begin posttraumatic stress disorder treatment as soon as possible when you decide you’re ready. But we still need to get some information to ensure that our treatment center is right for you. 

Here’s how the process works: 

  • Call us 24/7 and a member of our team can answer any questions you have about how our PTSD and trauma treatment is structured. 
  • We’ll set up a thorough assessment, either over the phone or in person. 
  • Once an admission decision is made, you’ll come to our campus and complete medical and psychological evaluations. 
  • Your treatment team will develop a posttraumatic stress disorder treatment plan that’s designed exclusively for you. 
  • It’s time to begin treatment to address the trauma of your past and get you on the path to better health. 

Therapies Used to Treat Trauma & PTSD 

At Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, all our treatment is evidence-based and individualized to take into account the unique needs of each woman or girl who heals with us. 

Depending on your treatment plan, you may receive the following elements of care: 

  • Medication management 
  • Group, family, and individual therapies 
  • Experiential therapies 

Our therapeutic activities incorporate a variety of principles that lead to better outcomes after the experience of trauma and struggles associated with posttraumatic stress disorder. These include dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). 

For women and girls who have co-occurring substance use disorders, we also offer 12-Step program support. 

The Impact of Untreated Trauma & PTSD 

If you don’t receive PTSD treatment in the aftermath of trauma, you put yourself at risk for a host of negative outcomes that can affect you physically and emotionally for the rest of your life. You could wind up holding yourself back from understanding how to move forward. 

In choosing Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center for posttraumatic stress disorder or trauma treatment, you can take control. You can have stronger relationships, better health, and the improved outlook on life you deserve. 

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

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
Why Choose Timberline Knolls?
Marks of Quality Care
  • Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • Lemont Chamber of Commerce
  • Residential Eating Disorders Consortium
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval