Washington Association for Play Therapy

 Promoting the Healing Power of Play in Washington

Welcome to the Washington State Association for Play Therapy

Welcome to our 2018-2019 WAAPT Board

President - Jill Forsberg, LMFT
President Elect - Andrea Kunwald, MA, LMFT
Past President - Annie Merriman, M.Ed. LMHC, RPT
Secretary - Krissy Perry, M.Ed., LMHC, RPT-S
Treasurer - Denise Bower, MA
Director of Social Media - Cary Hamilton, MA, LMHC, CMHS, RPT-S
Membership Director - Jennifer Daffon, LMHC
Western WA Networking Committee Directors - Priya Raghav, MSW, LICSW,  & Daisy Vergara, LMHC
Eastern WA Networking Committee Director - Nayeli Aranda, MSW
Eastern Washington Committee Chair - Kade Hodges, MSW
Western Washington Committee Chair - Heather Schilling MS, LMFT
Newsletter Committee - Lisa Brawn, LMFT-A, PT
Conference Chair Director - Kim Butler, MA, LPC, LMHC
Student Representatives - Alisha Bachman, Lourdes Gonzalez, & Carly Bealieu


As the Washington Branch of the Association of Play Therapy we believe in the use of play therapy as a profound medium for healing and change. Our purpose is to share our passion for play with professionals and the community through education and research. This website will provide you with information about our organization, educational advancement, play therapists in the community and play therapy resources. Please search through this site and enjoy the power of play!

WAAPT Mission Statement

The mission of the Washington State Association for Play Therapy is to advance the psychosocial development and mental health of all people in all nations through play and play therapy by promoting the understanding of play therapy, providing effective practice through training and research, maintaining professional development and preserving diversity. 

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