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List of famous female psychotherapists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female psychotherapists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being psychotherapists. There are thousand of females working as psychotherapists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic psychotherapists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a psychotherapist then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all female psychotherapists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female psychotherapists?" and "Who are the best female psychotherapists?"
Nena von Schlebrügge is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female 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

Age: 77

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

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Wendy Walsh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female 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 Canadian Navy. Walsh moved to Los Angeles shortly after graduating from Ryerson University in Toronto. She holds dual Canadian and American citizenship. ...more

Age: 55

Birthplace: Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada

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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

Age: Died at 78 (1882-1960)

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

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Beverly Engel


Beverly Engel is an MFCT and psychotherapist and the author of eighteen self-help books. She is an expert in the fields of sexual abuse, women's issues, relationships, and sexuality. She has appeared on: CNN, Oprah!, Sally Jesse Raphael, Ricki Lake, and Leeza, and is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences throughout the United States and Canada. ...more

Birthplace: United States of America