Certified AAPT Professionals

Val Miraglia, LPA, RPT-S, CFT-I, Cert AutPlay Therapist, CAAPT-S

After more than 25 years of experience doing child therapy in Anchorage, Alaska, most of that time in private practice, Val Miraglia recently retired from seeing clients. She continues, however, to offer supervision for play therapy and Filial Therapy and is in the final stages of the supervisor certification program in AAPT. Val’s background includes work in community mental health and in private practice with children and families and those experiencing disability. She has received advanced training in working with trauma, attachment issues, the autism spectrum, play therapy, Filial Therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment issues, cross-cultural issues, expressive arts therapy, Animal Assisted Play Therapy® and more. In addition to her license and being a Registered Play Therapist-Supoervisor, Certified Filial Therapist-Instructor, and Certified AutPlay Therapist, Val is a Certified Animal Assisted Play Therapist. Dogs have always been a passion, and Luke was her approved AAPT dog (black lab). Recently she added Skye (English Shepherd) to her family.

Val was nominated for the 1996 Carolyn Frichette Award by the State of Alaska for her work with severely emotionally disturbed children, and honored as the recipient of the “Light of Hope” Community Recognition for her advocacy for Alaska’s children in 2003.

Val can be contacted at:

PO Box 243636

Anchorage, AK 99524