Dr. Brian Mainland

Director of Waterloo Psychology Group

Psychologist and Neuropsychologist
Population seen: Adults and Adolescents

Dr. Mainland practices in the areas of clinical psychology and neuropsychology. His primary focus is offering evidence-based therapy (e.g., Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) to support adolescents and adults with various challenges impacting their wellbeing, including:

• Anxiety and other stress-related concerns
• OCD and related disorders
• Depression
• Relationship issues
• Concussion
• Chronic pain
• Traumatic brain injury
• Learning difficulties (e.g., ADHD)

Dr. Mainland tailors his treatment approach to each client’s needs in order to build collaborative therapeutic relationships that empower clients and foster growth. His other area of research and practice pertains to neuropsychological assessment of acquired brain injury (e.g., stroke, brain tumours, traumatic brain injury, etc.).

Prior to moving back to Waterloo Region in 2017, Dr. Mainland worked at Burlington Psychological and Counselling Services for several years. He completed his pre-doctoral residency through the CPA-accredited London Clinical Psychology Residency Consortium. He has previously held positions at the Parkwood Institute’s Acquired Brain Injury Program, University Hospital’s Epilepsy / Neurology / Neurosurgery Services, Western University’s Student Development Centre, Princess Margaret Hospital’s Pencer Brain Tumour Centre, Toronto Western Hospital’s Neuropsychology Clinic, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Sunnybrook Health Science Centre.

Dr. Mainland received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Ryerson University and he is registered as a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Dr. Mainland is also an Adjunct Faculty Supervisor at the University of Waterloo. He has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of Peel/Halton (BIAPH).

Professional memberships:

  • Ontario Psychological Association (OPA)

  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)

  • Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT)

  • Brain Injury Association of Waterloo-Wellington (BIAWW)