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.
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.
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.
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.
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