Tomás Casado-Frankel, LMFT, ‘Child’s Play: How Play Therapy Works – Kids can’t always put their feelings into words’, https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/contemporary-psychoanalysis-in-action/201601/child-s-play-how-play-therapy-works, Psychology Today (Jan 18, 2016)
Play therapy is not just play. (…) Play and reality are not that different. (…) It helps (…) feel heard and seen, and (…) it often manifests in improved behavior (…) or a reduction of overwhelming anxiety. Working through the threads of the underlying feelings in play therapy can be deeply reparative.