Dr. Mengran Xu

Psychologist (Supervised Practice)
Population seen: Adults

Dr. Xu practices in the area of clinical psychology. He focuses on offering evidence-based treatment (e.g., Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy) to adults presenting with a wide range of concerns, including:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Eating disorders

  • Body image concerns

  • Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Emotion dysregulation

  • Relationship issues

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Traumatic experiences

 Dr. Xu received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Waterloo. He is currently in his supervised practice year to be registered as a clinical psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario as an autonomous psychologist.

 In addition to his work with Waterloo Psychology Group, Dr. Xu works as a full-time clinical psychologist in Counselling Services at the University of Waterloo. He also works as a thesis advisor for the undergraduate psychology program at the University of Guelph-Humber.

 Prior to working at Waterloo Psychology Group and the University of Waterloo, Dr. Xu has completed his pre-doctoral residency at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. During his residency year, he worked at the Eating Disorders Program as well as the Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic, and received extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. He has also previously held a position at the Eating Disorders Program of Homewood Health Centre. Dr. Xu has developed his focus on treating complex eating disorders and various issues related to borderline personality disorder.

In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Xu has extensive research experience in anxiety disorders and mindfulness-based interventions, and has published a number of articles in these areas.

 Dr. Xu is also fluent in Chinese and can provide assessment and treatment in Mandarin.