Dr. Tammy Morrell-Bellai, Psychologist


SERVICES
Dr. Morrell-Bellai obtained her Ph. D. in Community Psychology from the University of Toronto in 1997. Upon completion of her Ph.D. she undertook a three year retraining program in Clinical and Counselling Psychology and in 2000 became registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario in the area of Clinical and Counselling Psychology. She currently has a full time private practice at Markham Psychologists offering her services to adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

APPROACH
Dr. Morrell-Bellai is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Family Systems, Couples Therapy and Feminist Therapy. She is particularly interested in the treatment of Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder). Her thesis work examined the factors that contribute to recovery in Bulimia and part of her post-doctoral training was with the Eating Disorder Program at Toronto General Hospital.

In addition to providing treatment for individuals with eating disorders, Dr. Morrell-Bellai treats a wide range of emotional and mental health issues including: mood disorders: depression and bipolar illness; anxiety disorders: panic, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety, posttraumatic stress, phobias; addictions; bereavement; low self esteem; self harm; and stress. Additionally, she offers couples therapy, separation/divorce counselling, and parenting and step parenting strategies.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
For ten years, Dr. Morrell-Bellai worked in the field of mental health research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Following this she undertook a retraining program that included Post-Doctoral work at the Women’s Therapy Centre, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; the Outpatient Mental Health Department of Markham Stouffville Hospital; and Family Services York Region. After completing her registration as a Psychologist in 2000, she held the position of Clinical Director at Family Services York Region for three years prior to moving to full time private practice at Markham Psychologists.

ABOUT
Born and raised in Southwestern Ontario, Dr. Morrell-Bellai is married with two young adult children and has been a resident of Markham since 1995. She is active in environmental advocacy and enjoys yoga, athletics and spending time in nature.

CONTACT
If you have further questions about Dr. Morrell-Bellai’s qualifications or services offered, please do not hesitate to call (905) 472-9658 extension 202.

I would be happy to speak to you for up to 5 minutes to make sure that I have experience treating the issue you are having difficulty with.
Please note that this is not a mini-session. I will not be providing any advice or guidance as it would be inappropriate to do so without understanding the full picture.




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