Willow branches have a strength that can sometimes be overlooked – they bend without breaking, and take root in new soil when cut from the tree.
We believe every human being has the same inner strength and capacity to grow. Willow Psychology is a group practice of psychologists who provide a caring place for clients to connect to their strengths and to grow. Our team of experienced therapists provide counselling that is collaborative and client-centred.
Willow Psychology takes our name in part from a poem that captures the way we see each of our clients.
When I am Among the Trees
by Mary Oliver
When I am among the trees,
especially the willows and the honey locust,
equally the beech, the oaks and the pines,
they give off such hints of gladness.
I would almost say that they save me, and daily.
I am so distant from the hope of myself,
In which I have goodness, and discernment,
and never hurry through the world
but walk slowly, and bow often.
Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, “Stay awhile.”
The light flows from their branches.
And they call again, “It’s simple,” they say,
“and you too have come
into this world to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine.”