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Willow (she/her): Certified Therapy Dog (Handler: Catherine S. Tilford, MA, NCC, LPC, CEDS)

Meet Willow

Willow is a standard goldendoodle who’s been a part of Catherine’s family since she was a pup and earned her therapy dog certification in 2022. Willow loves coming to the office and spends most of her time in session with Catherine’s clients. She loves hugs and can be very grounding and soothing for clients in session. She can also lay quietly on her bed if you do not want to interact with her. It’s totally up to you! Willow is sometimes available to join other therapy sessions and say hi in the hallway or waiting area – please let your therapist know if this is something you’re interested in!

When Willow’s not at the office, she loves being outside, sleeping on her parents’ bed, playing with her sisters (Catherine’s 2 daughters and other goldendoodle “Opal”), and going for walks and runs. She knows the following commands so feel free to use them with her (e.g. “Willow, sit”):


  • “Come”
  • “Sit”
  • “Down”
  • “Shake”
  • “Make A Friend”
  • “Off”
  • “No Lick”
  • “Place”