CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - June 29, 2016) - Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, located outside of Chicago in Lemont, Ill., has named SooMi Lee-Samuel, MD, MA, as the new medical director.
Timberline Knolls, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, is the nation's leading residential treatment center for women and adolescent girls struggling with eating disorders, addiction, trauma, mood and co-occurring disorders.
"My goal for every individual who comes to our program is to grow emotionally stronger and more self-assured," said Dr. Lee-Samuel. "We can't change past events, but we can change the future by guiding each resident to thoughtfully take stock of her own life and begin her journey to life-long recovery. Through intensive work with her treatment team, she can leave our care ready to take control of her life and fight for a better, healthier future."
As medical director, Dr. Lee-Samuel, who is board-certified in adult, adolescent and child psychiatry, supervises the medical staff and maintains the overall vision and direction for the treatment program. Serving as an important leader and member of the multi-disciplinary treatment teams at Timberline Knolls, she works collaboratively with primary/family therapists, expressive therapists, nutritionists and other clinical staff.
"Timberline Knolls is a place of self-growth and self-discovery not only for our residents but staff as well," adds Dr. Lee-Samuel. "Everyone who works here is committed to our mission and to the important work being done."
Prior to coming to Timberline Knolls, Dr. Lee-Samuel was affiliated with multiple inpatient psychiatric hospitals including Lakeshore Hospital, Provena Mercy, and Alexian Brothers, all in the Chicagoland area. She had a private practice for several years and was an assistant professor at the University of Chicago. She also served as the Director of Psychiatric Services for DCFS of Illinois.
Dr. Lee-Samuel attended Wellesley College in Massachusetts, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. She is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
About Timberline Knolls:
Timberline Knolls is a leading private residential treatment center for women and adolescent girls (ages 12 - 65+) with eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, mood and co-occurring disorders. Located in suburban Chicago, residents receive excellent clinical care from a highly trained professional staff on a picturesque 43-acre wooded campus. For more information on Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, call us at 877.257.9611. We are also on Facebook -- Timberline Knolls, LinkedIn -- Timberline Knolls, and Twitter -- @TimberlineToday.
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