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Licensed Psychologist

Clinical Director & Co-Owner of Skyhook Counseling Center

Co-Owner of Skyhook Ninja Fitness

Dr. Knope has over 40 years of experience working with children and families. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education, an M.S. in Special Education and a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology.


Dr. Knope has developed the therapy program at Skyhook Counseling Center based upon her combined experience as a classroom teacher, school counselor, as a therapist and trainer, and as an athlete/coach. She has served as a preschool director, a mental health consultant for Head Start and in DayCare settings, as a coordinator and trainer at The Dougy Center for Grieving Children/Families, and as director of Children Made Visible, a Support Program for Children of the Incarcerated. 


Therapy at Skyhook Counseling Center is designed to consider each client's developmental trajectory, the diversity of their neurobiology, their history and the resultant emotional challenges that accompany these complex components. Combining aspects of the physical body with the emotional self has been left out of most traditional treatment modalities and protocols. At Skyhook, we strive to activate the human brain through movement, which in turn has the potential of accessing and integrating the emotional self, creating greater cohesion.


She has a private practice in Happy Valley and Tigard that provides treatment to individuals of all ages. She specializes in seeing clients with issues related to: grief and loss, neurodiverse challenges (including ADHD, ASD, Sensory Processing Disorder), attachment, parenting, depression, anxiety, and behavioral challenges.


Registered Associate


Professional Counselor Associate

Clinical Supervisor: Lisa Aasheim, PhD, LPC

Therapist, Assistant Director, & Co-Owner of Skyhook Counseling Center

Rachel entered the world of mental health with over 10 years of personal and professional experience providing various services to children and families, mostly dedicated to post-adoption non-profit work. Over the last several years, her clinical experience has had an emphasis on children, adolescents, and families within community mental health settings, nature therapy on a farm, and co-facilitating groups at Skyhook.

Based on her personal experience identifying as a transracial adoptee, she has a unique passionate perspective in supporting those impacted by foster care and adoption. Some additional areas of specialty include working with anxiety/depression, ADHD, communication, relationships, transitions, trauma, navigating identity, and self-exploration.

She has completed training in Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and is a Certified Yoga Teacher. She earned a certificate in Ecopsychology exploring the bond within human-nature-animal relationships and completed a certificate in Therapeutic Life Story Work (TLSW) working with children and families who have experienced trauma.

Her approach is compassionate, curious, and collaborative. Working through a social justice lens, she supports clients in exploring various aspects of development, historical trauma, and how our identities shape the way we make sense of the world. During practice, she uses play and experiential therapies to gain insight into present moment awareness and values movement along with listening to what our bodies might be trying to share with us about our internal experiences.

In her free time, Rachel enjoys spending time exploring the great outdoors, culinary creating in the kitchen, intentional movement through yoga & rock climbing, and quality time with her partner, two cuddly & sassy kitties, and two beloved rescue dogs adopted from Korea.




Licensed Professional Counselor

Therapist at Skyhook Counseling Center

Annie has more than 20 years of experience working in a variety of settings including community mental health, residential treatment, private practice, schools, and home-based therapy.


She has specific expertise in working with children and teens, families, and parents around parenting issues and concerns, challenging behaviors, and mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, and trauma.


She has contracted with state and county developmental disability departments as a professional behavior consultant serving neurodiverse clients with diagnoses such as autism, ADHD and “Twice Exceptional (2e)” or “differently able” individuals.


Annie also has extensive experience working with children in the foster care system and with adoptive families and children. She has completed a 70 hour course of study in advanced education and skills in therapy with adopted children and their families through Portland State University’s Post Graduate Training Certificate in Adoptive & Foster Family Therapy. She has also had the opportunity to complete a special certificate in Therapeutic Life Story Work. Her approach is rooted in attachment theory, child development, cognitive behavioral and self-regulation approaches.  




Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Therapist at Skyhook Counseling Center

Quinn has over 10 years of clinical and early education experience working with children in and families in both home and school settings, intensive inpatient residential care and outdoor recreation. 


Quinn has experience in adapting recreational and therapeutic activities in order to meet an individual’s needs, particularly those that are behavioral and sensory based. The majority of her work has been with individuals experiencing Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as the behavioral challenges associated with ADHD. Quinn has experience working with children who have a trauma history.

Quinn utilizes play therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the treatment of children, teens and adults. She also has experience with sand tray and animal assisted therapy.


When Quinn is not working she enjoys going on adventures and exploring the outdoors with her husband and son. She especially likes hiking, camping and snowboarding. In her family they work hard so that they can play harder! Quinn places importance on quality time with others and strives to maintain a solid work/life balance for her family.




Licensed Professional Counselor

Therapist at Skyhook Counseling Center

Renee Gestalt holds a dual Master’s degree in Counseling and Movement Therapy and has been in the mental health field for nearly ten years.  


Renee has several years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults. Renee works with various mental health diagnoses, as well as dual-diagnosis mental health and substance abuse, developmental disabilities, and Alzheimer’s end of life stages.


Renee is a holistic, person-centered therapist, and incorporates a lifetime of dance/movement and body-based therapeutic interventions informed by neuroscience and developmental psychology.


Renee enjoys being in nature, ballroom dancing, and learning about new recipes for a vegetarian lifestyle.

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Registered Associate

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Professional Counselor Associate

Clinical Supervisor: Lynn Knope, PsyD

Therapist at Skyhook Counseling Center

Bio coming soon!

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