LYNN KNOPE, PSYD
Clinical Director, Co-Owner & Founder 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 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.
When not working, Lynn enjoys quilting, travel, walking with friends, growing dahlias, playing with her two ragdoll cats, and learning to play pickleball!
RACHEL STEIN, M.A., NCC
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.
ANGELUS ARMIJO, M.A.
Professional Counselor Associate
Clinical Supervisor: Lynn Knope, PsyD
Therapist at Skyhook Counseling Center
Angelus recently graduated with a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Fox University. Regarding its approach to counseling, Angelus believes that healing begins when we turn attention to our bodies. It employs approaches to individual therapies that are inspired by Non-directive Child Centered Play and Feminist approaches. It also has certification in trauma informed therapy. Angelus is passionate about serving people of any age experiencing: anxiety, depression, ADHD, sensory challenges, self-harm habits, and difficulty managing life’s changes.
Angelus is a dedicated supporter of marginalized folks, such as those experiencing homelessness, the LGBTQ+ and disability communities, low income families and many others. Taking messages from the concept of cultural humility, Angelus attempts to meet all people with respect and curiosity.
With its free time, Angelus enjoys creative writing, drawing and painting alongside friends and family, as well as expressing itself through dance. Angelus also has a passion for learning about the history of computers, communication and media.
ANNIE DENNING HILLE, M.S., LPC
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.
BRITTANY WARREN, B.S.
Administrative Assistant at Skyhook Counseling Center
Brittany has experience supporting teams in administrative roles within legal and mental health fields. Her background includes more than 10 years of teaching and mentoring youth and adolescents in traditional and outdoor education settings.
Through her work as an educator, she developed an interest in mental health, and has completed an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training as well as an Advocacy Counselor Training for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Alongside working at Skyhook Counseling Center, Brittany is completing a Masters in Professional Mental Health Counseling at Lewis and Clark Graduate School. She plans to pursue an ecopsychology certificate and looks forward to eventually becoming a licensed counselor for youth, adolescents and young adults.