Emily Rastall, PhD

Clinical Director, Parent Program

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY60133188)

Emily Rastall, Ph.D. holds a position at Seattle Children’s Autism Center providing evaluations and therapy to children, adolescents and young adults (and their families). Dr. Rastall works with families to manage and cope with challenging child behaviors. A primary focus of her work involves coaching parents on effective strategies to bring out the best in their individual child. Dr. Rastall received her doctorate from Seattle Pacific University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Child Study and Treatment Center


Lauren Silvers, PhD 

Clinical Director, Child Program

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY60138435)

Lauren Silvers, Ph.D. specializes in child and family therapy focusing on childhood social skills deficits, behavioral problems, hyperactivity, impulsivity, and parent coaching.  Dr. Silvers collaborates with parents in developing strategies to improve a child’s behavior and emotional health thereby achieving greater family harmony. Dr. Silvers received her doctorate from Seattle Pacific University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland providing treatment to underprivileged families. She also trained at the University of Washington Parenting Clinic under the supervision of Dr. Carolyn Webster-Stratton, developer of The Incredible Years treatment program. 



Sheena Friesen, BA

Lead Therapist, Dinosaur School

Doctoral Candidate, School Psychology

Sheena is a school psychology doctoral student at the University of Washington and has been part of the FamilyWise Northwest team for the past six years. She is passionate about helping parents and teachers support and respond to children with challenging behaviors. Prior to graduate school, Sheena was a therapeutic preschool teacher serving children with emotion dysregulation and disruptive behaviors. To complement her education thus far, Sheena has formal training in Crisis Prevention Intervention, Helping the Non-Compliant Child Parent Management, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. 

Sarah Crystal, PhD

Lead Therapist, Parent Program

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY60884393)

Sarah Crystal, Ph.D. specializes in child therapy and parent coaching focusing on child behavioral problems, mood/anxiety disorders, and parent-child relationship problems. Dr. Crystal has a broad range of experience working with parents of challenging children, using The Incredible Years principles to bring about dramatic change in behavior and improved family dynamics. She received her doctorate from Seattle Pacific University and completed her child psychology pre-doctoral internship at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center focusing on children with a wide range of behavioral and emotional concerns. 
Tracey Ward, MS

Lead Therapist, Parent Program
Doctoral Candidate, Clinical Psychology

Tracey Ward, MS is an advanced doctoral candidate completing her PhD in clinical psychology at Seattle Pacific University. Tracey joined FamilyWise Northwest as a parent coach in 2016 working directly with Dr. Rastall. Tracey specializes in assessment, treatment, and parent training with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety disorders, OCD, and challenging/disruptive behaviors. During her graduate training she has had formalized training at Seattle Children’s Hospital within the Autism Center providing assessment and treatment of children with ASD and within the Outpatient Psychiatry Department providing group, individual, and intensive treatment to children and adolescents. Her doctoral research examines maternal stress and depression symptoms among mothers of children with ASD. She is passionate about empowering parents and children with evidence-based principles to reach their goals and improve overall functioning.