Meet The Timberline Knolls Staff

Danielle Ericksen, RN

Director of Nursing

Danielle Ericksen, RN, is the Director of Nursing (DON) at Timberline Knolls. Danielle is a dedicated leader in providing the highest quality of nursing care to our residents.

Danielle has worked at Timberline Knolls for the past six years and is a valued member of our nursing staff.  She started as a LPN with our adult population, then served as a Nurse Manager for adults and adolescents. While completing her RN licensure, Danielle moved into the Interim Assistant Director of Nursing and then Interim Director of Nursing position. She has worked in many different therapeutic environments as a nurse.

Danielle received her Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate from the South Suburban College in South Holland, Ill., and her Registered Nursing license from Rasmussen College of Nursing in Romeoville Ill.

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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