Meet The Timberline Knolls Staff

Ashely Figueroa

Ashley Figueroa Phelps, MA, LPC

DBT Coordinator

Ashley oversees Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training groups with adults and adolescents in our residential program. She coordinates the DBT program, which includes training new clinical staff and overseeing the daily operation of the DBT team.

Ashley was most recently a DBT Specialist at Timberline Knolls. She has worked at TK for the past seven years. Ashley started as a Behavioral Health Specialist and then transitioned into the role of DBT Specialist in 2017.

Ashley received her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and her Bachelor of Art in Psychology from Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, IN.

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Reflecting back, I can’t believe it’s been 4 years since my first stay at TK. I walked in unsure, frightened and hopeless. 12 weeks later, I walked away carrying hope that the staff and fellow patients instilled in me. The hope started to dwindle and this process repeated itself 3 more times. However, each time I discharged I walked away with news skills (thanks DBT), more sass and grew as a person with each stay.

I discharged from TK for the last time in April of 2017. I wasn’t fixed, frankly some days I didn’t even feel “better” but I was alive. I owed that to TK, especially the staff on Maple. I was truly blessed to be supported and loved by the staff. Our conversations were filled with sass and support, what more could I want?!

Okay, the part we’ve been waiting for. I’m currently 9 months into solid recovery. I can truly say I’m not just surviving, I’m thriving. In March I started TMS treatment at an outpatient level and have had incredible, life changing results. This treatment, mixed with the skills and support of TK I’m back in school finishing my bachelors in psychology and moving on to get my masters of social work.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I cannot express my gratitude enough for the staff who never gave up on me. I was hardy easy to deal with but was ALWAYS treated with respect and love. You guys are life changers and role models. My life is better because of the advice y’all have given me.

With much love,

– Kaitlyn
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