CHICAGO, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center today announced Hariclia Hristea, MD, has been named a new staff psychiatrist. Dr. Hristea brings a wealth of experience in working in women's mental health, including addiction psychiatry, individual and group psychotherapy, sexual dysfunctions and the integration of various treatment modalities.
"We are so pleased to have Dr. Hristea join the treatment team at Timberline Knolls," said James Gresham, chairman and CEO of Timberline Knolls. "Throughout her career Dr. Hristea has exemplified the values of excellent care and compassion, both of which formulate the foundation of treatment at Timberline Knolls."
Dr. Hristea obtained her medical degree at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania. She completed her psychiatry residency at the Rush University Medical Center. In addition, she graduated from the adult psychotherapy and fellowship programs at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. She also has training in the treatment of sexual dysfunction from Loyola University in Chicago.
Dr. Hristea joins numerous other clinical staff members at Timberline Knolls, including a team of psychiatrists; primary, family and expressive therapists; dietitians and eating disorder specialists; addictions specialists; nurses and behavioral health specialists; admissions counselors and more.
"I admire the holistic approach to treatment at Timberline Knolls," said Dr. Hristea. "It's such a sophisticated program and I'm proud to be part of a treatment team that is so passionate about helping our residents recover."
In her new role, she will provide psychiatric leadership for the inter-disciplinary treatment team and provide residents with individualized psychiatric evaluations and treatment. She will work closely with other team members to provide thorough and holistic care for residents.
"I like how our center is located in the middle of nature," adds Dr. Hristea. "It's truly a healing environment."
About Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center 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. Women and families seeking Christian treatment can opt for specialized Christian-based therapy. For more information on Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, call us at 877.257.9611. We are also on Facebook – Timberline Knolls, and LinkedIn – Timberline Knolls.