The Willow Centre was founded in 1999 by Dr. Rex Collins, a Registered Psychologist, and a graduate of the Toronto Child Psychoanalytic Program (now Canadian Institute for Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy or CICAPP). The goal was to create a collaborative, team-based centre where children and families could receive comprehensive psychological assessments and psychotherapy. The Willow Centre has continued to grow and now consists of a group of skilled Psychologists and Psychotherapists who have the expertise to work with infants/toddlers and their parents, children, adolescents, couples, and individual adults. The guiding principles of the centre have always been that working and learning together as a team and taking the time to better understand the nature of the presenting problems our clients bring to us, aids us in developing the best assessment and treatment approaches that will address their unique needs.

Working Together to Help Your Child’s Emotional, Social, & Educational Well-Being.  We offer in-person therapy, with the option of virtual sessions if appropriate.



Consultation is an important aspect of the work we do here at The Willow Centre. We have often found it possible to help children through ongoing work with their parents/caregivers.


Psychological Assessment is a process of testing that uses a combination of techniques to help arrive at some hypotheses about a person and their behavior, personality and capabilities.


In general, the Willow Centre team is prepared to address the full range of problems and difficulties experienced by infants, children and adolescents and adults.

We Have Immediate Availability to Complete Psychoeducational and ADHD Assessments 


Q & A

  • Toddler Comfort


    I babysit my two-year-old niece, whom I take to toddler activities with my daughter, who is just two months older. I stay with them for the gymnastics class, but leave while they take a supervised crafts class. My niece cries hysterically when we go to both classes, and continues to cry even when I stay with her. What can I do to help her feel more comfortable?