Meet The Timberline Knolls Staff

Diane Carugati

Chief Executive Officer

Diane has extensive experience in the field of behavioral health, offering more than 30 years of leadership experience at the acute, residential, and outpatient levels. She has worked in clinical services, operations and business development.

Diane has a long history with Timberline Knolls as a national business development professional. She brings extensive industry knowledge and expertise to her role as CEO.  During her eight-year tenure at Timberline Knolls, she successfully developed the East region and subsequently served as the Director of Business Development. Diane’s dedication led to both national and international growth, ultimately establishing Timberline Knolls as a highly renowned and respected program.

Diane is passionate about women’s behavioral health and working with women and girls to find them the treatment needed to live healthy and productive lives.

Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Curry College and a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology from Springfield College.

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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
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