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TRENDING List of Famous Psychotherapists

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List of famous psychotherapists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top psychotherapists in the world? This includes the most prominent psychotherapists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable psychotherapists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic psychotherapists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned psychotherapists.

Items here include everything from Nena von Schlebrügge to Nathaniel Branden.

From reputable, prominent, and well known psychotherapists to the lesser known psychotherapists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the psychotherapist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous psychotherapists ever?" and "What are the names of famous psychotherapists?" then you're in the right place. (175 items)
Carl Jung is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
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Carl Gustav Jung, often referred to as C. G. Jung, was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology. His work has been influential not only in psychiatry but also in philosophy, anthropology, archaeology, literature, and religious studies. He was a prolific writer, ...more

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Age: Died at 86 (1875-1961)

Birthplace: Kesswil, Switzerland

Profession: Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Psychoanalyst, Physician Philosopher

Credits: Matter of Heart

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Nena von Schlebrügge is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
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Birgitte Caroline "Nena" von Schlebrügge is a former fashion model of the 1950s and 1960s. She is now the managing director of Menla Mountain Retreat. ...more

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Age: 74

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Profession: Psychotherapist, Fashion Model, Actor

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Thom Hartmann is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
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Thomas Carl "Thom" Hartmann is an American radio host, author, former psychotherapist, entrepreneur, and progressive political commentator. Hartmann has hosted a nationally syndicated radio show, The Thom Hartmann Program, since 2003 and a nightly television show, The Big Picture, since 2008. After ...more

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Age: 64

Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Commentator, Psychotherapist, Entrepreneur, Radio personality Writer

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Nathaniel Branden was a Canadian–American psychotherapist and writer known for his work in the psychology of self-esteem. A former associate and romantic partner of Ayn Rand, Branden also played a prominent role in the 1960s in promoting Rand's philosophy, Objectivism. Rand and Branden split ...more

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Age: 85

Birthplace: Brampton, Canada

Profession: Psychotherapist, Psychologist, Writer

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Wendy Walsh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
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Wendy Lee Walsh, Psy.D. is an entertainer, journalist, unlicensed Canadian American psychotherapist, author, actress and television commentator. Walsh's family is from Prince Edward Island, however she grew up in various places throughout Canada as a result of her father's service in the Royal ...more

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Age: 53

Birthplace: Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada

Profession: Commentator, Journalist, Psychotherapist, Model Author, + more

Credits: Independence Day, Heat, The Day After Tomorrow, The Cable Guy Fly Away Home, + more

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Alfred Adler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
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Alfred W. Adler was an Austrian medical doctor, psychotherapist, and founder of the school of individual psychology. His emphasis on the importance of feelings of inferiority—the inferiority complex—is recognized as isolating an element which plays a key role in personality development. Alfred Adler ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1870-1937)

Birthplace: Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus, Vienna, Austria

Profession: Psychotherapist, Psychoanalyst, Psychologist

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John J. McNeill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
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John J. McNeill was ordained as a Jesuit priest in 1959 and now is a psychotherapist and an academic theologian, with a particular reputation within the field of Queer Theology. ...more

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Age: 90

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Profession: Priest, Psychotherapist, Theologian, Writer

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Melanie Reizes Klein was an Austrian-British psychoanalyst who devised novel therapeutic techniques for children that had an impact on child psychology and contemporary psychoanalysis. She was a leading innovator in theorizing object relations theory. ...more

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Age: Died at 78 (1882-1960)

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Profession: Psychotherapist, Psychoanalyst, Psychologist, Scientist

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