Annette M. Hanson, Jungian Analyst & Psychotherapist
Annette M. Hanson, Jungian Analyst & Psychotherapist

I am a Jungian analyst and psychotherapist working in private practice in Newmarket, NH. I offer confidential psychotherapy to adults and couples.

I have been working in the field of mental health for over 30 years and am a fully licensed psychotherapist with the states of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. I have worked in private practice since 2006.

In 2011, I completed a post-graduate Jungian training program at the C. G. Jung Institute New England. I am a certified Jungian Analyst with the International Association of Analytical Psychology. I am also a faculty member, a training and supervising analyst and the recent past president of the C. G. Jung Institute New England.

I have a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern Maine.

I believe that therapy is a useful means to reflect on the places in your life that feel stuck. Therapy is a good place to consider how to refine your relationships and to experience yourself in new ways so that you can live a more authentic life. Inherently, psychotherapy is beneficial for relieving emotional suffering, developing a deeper understanding of yourself, and creating your individual path in life.

I work from both a Jungian and a Mindfulness-based approach.

A Jungian approach is based on the works of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (1875 – 1961) who developed a comprehensive model of the psyche for human development. Jungian analysis or psychotherapy is a type of therapy that uses both conscious and unconscious perspectives to help guide the therapy. Together, you and I explore your dreams, day dreams, art work or other important symbols that may be influencing your life. Jung stated “The aim of psychotherapy…is to acquire steadfastness and philosophic patience in the face of suffering. Life demands for its completion and fulfillment a balance between joy and sorrow”. Jung encouraged working toward a “higher point of view where both the conscious and unconscious are represented”. A Jungian approach promotes optimal growth of the personality, which Carl Jung called individuation.

A Mindfulness-based approach guides my sensitivity, presence and thoughtfulness as I attend to your needs and growth. I use mindfulness and Buddhist Psychology tenets as therapeutic tools to help you explore and reshape habitual thoughts, behaviors and emotional reactions.