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Set on 43 acres of forested, rolling hills outside of Chicago is Timberline Knolls residential treatment center for adolescent girls over the age of 12. This program targets young women struggling with eating disorders, drug or alcohol abuse, co-occurring disorders including depression, panic, anxiety and mood disorders, psychological challenges that also include self harming behaviors, post traumatic stress and social alienation.

Timberline Knolls offers "psychiatric and psychological therapeutic approaches coupled with constant attention to each woman's strength and disorders". They create individualized programs using evidence-based outcomes and supported practices along with cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy, integrated cognitive therapy, motivational interviewing and family therapy. Provided through art, dance, yoga and exercise, expressive therapy promotes "an overall sense of relaxation and well being". Having partnered with Meier's Clinic, they are able to provide Christian based therapy for those who request it. A comprehensive on-campus educational program licensed by the Illinois State Board of Education and taught by Master's level teachers, certified and trained as Learning Behavioral Specialists, follows a quarter-based academic calendar and offers a six-week summer school program as needed.

Close to Chicago, cultural experience field trips are available as well as on campus volleyball, soccer, badminton and gardening.


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