Rick Hanson: Mother Nurture

Rick and Jan Hanson give you practical help for parenting, lowering stress, increasing energy, lifting your mood, building teamwork with your mate, and staying intimate friends.

Rick Hanson

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist who works with couples, individual adults, and children. He has written and lectured extensively on parental stress and depletion, ways to nurture mothers and fathers, and how a couple can be both strong teammates and intimate friends while raising a family. Dr. Hanson did management consulting before earning his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Wright Institute. He has been President of the Board of FamilyWorks, a non-profit agency serving families in Northern California. Jan Hanson, M.S., is an acupuncturist and nutritionist whose private practice focuses on women's health and on temperament problems in children. She received a B.A. from UCLA and an M.S. from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences, in addition to taking many courses in clinical nutrition, homeopathy, and laboratory assessment. She and Rick have been married for over twenty years, and have two children.