Meet The Timberline Knolls Staff

Krystyna Olejnyik

Director of Case Management

Krystyna began working at Timberline Knolls in 2016 as a Behavioral Health Associate and then transitioned to the Case Management department. She was an Aftercare Planner at both our residential and PHP locations. In 2019, she became a Therapeutic Community Coordinator at Pine Lodge.  She also spent time at a Behavioral Health facility in Utilization Management. She returned to Timberline Knolls in 2021 as the Director of Case Management.

Krystyna works to facilitate a safe and appropriate step-down to a lower level of care specific to the individual’s needs. Typically this is a partial hospitalization program and an intensive outpatient program.

Krystyna received her Bachelors in Science in Psychology from St. Xavier University.

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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