Anne Fishel, Ph.D. is a family therapist, clinical psychologist, and Associate Professor of Psychology at the Harvard Medical School. She is Director of the Family and Couple Therapy Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she is an award-winning teacher of family therapy to child psychiatry residents and psychology interns.
Dr. Fishel is also the executive director and co-founder of The Family Dinner Project, a non-profit initiative that helps families on-line and in communities to have better and more frequent family dinners. She lectures widely at academic conferences and to parent and teacher groups. She is the co-author of Eat, Laugh, Talk: The Family Dinner Playbook (Familius, 2019) and the author of Home for Dinner: Mixing Food, Fun, and Conversation for a Happier Family and Healthier Kids (Harper Collins, 2015).
She has written numerous scholarly articles and chapters about family issues and wrote two other books for a professional audience: A Life-Cycle Approach to Treating Couples: From Dating to Death (Momentum Press, 2018); and Treating the Adolescent in Family Therapy: A Developmental and Narrative Approach (Rowman and Littlefield, 1999).
She has also written family-oriented articles, including for NPR, PBS, Psychology Today, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. Her work has been featured in dozens of media outlets, including The New York Times, NPR, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Parents Magazine, and Time Magazine.
She is an editor for the Harvard Review of Psychiatry and Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice. She has a private practice where she sees individual, couples, and families, and offers consultations to other clinicians.
She lives outside Boston with her husband.