About Mitch


Dr. Mitch Abblett is a clinical psychologist, author, consultant and national / international speaker.
Mitch's publications include: The Five Hurdles to Happiness and the Mindful Path to Overcoming Them (Shambhala), The Self-Compassion Deck and Growing Mindful (among other mindfulness-related card decks with PESI Publications) and Helping Your Angry Teen and From Anger to Action (New Harbinger). His latest book is for parents, educators and helping professionals - Prizeworthy: How to Meaningfully Connect, Build Character, and Unlock the Potential of Every Child. He has released a new card deck for children, Train Your Mind Like a Ninja: 30 Secret Skills for Fun, Focus, and Resilience, as well as a mindfulness practice deck, The Unwinding Anxiety Deck, along with Dr. Judson Brewer.
Mitch's work has appeared in numerous online and print media such as Psychology Today, Mindful Magazine, The New York Times, Newsweek, Tricycle Magazine, and USA Today. His frequent blog posts regarding mindfulness applications in family and relationships can be found in Mindful Magazine's companion website Mindful.org as well as on Psychology Today. Dr. Abblett hosts a podcast, The Prize of Possibility in which he interviews thought leaders and influencers regarding parenting, child and family issues, education, behavior change, professional growth and career development, peak performance and leadership regarding his quest to help people authentically, compassionately and courageously connect with the true "prizes" in one another.
As a private practice psychologist and consultant, Mitch's services focus on work with teens, parents, families and career professionals and organizations with whom he not only creates solutions for painful problems, but helps people connect with their, and others', true prizes of present moment meeting of needs and attainment of growth potential. A clinician in the Boston area for over 20 years, he brings a wealth of clinical, administrative and leadership experience from various settings (hospitals, outpatient clinics, residential facilities and therapeutic schools) to his practice and consulting. For 11 years he served as the Clinical Director of the Manville School at Judge Baker Children's Center in Boston - a Harvard Medical School-affiliated therapeutic school program for children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral and learning difficulties. He has also served as the Executive Director of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.
Mitch lives with his wife and two young children in Newton, Massachusetts.