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Famous Psychoanalysts from the United States

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List of notable or famous psychoanalysts from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top psychoanalysts born in the United States and even some popular psychoanalysts who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American psychoanalysts then this list is the perfect resource for you. These psychoanalysts are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known psychoanalyst from the United States is included when available.

List people include Nancy Chodorow, Wilhelm Reich and more.

This historic psychoanalysts from the United States list can help answer the questions "Who are some American psychoanalysts of note?" and "Who are the most famous psychoanalysts from the United States?" These prominent psychoanalysts of the United States may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected American psychoanalysts.

Use this list of renowned American psychoanalysts to discover some new psychoanalysts that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}
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    Bruce Fink

    US based psychoanalyst and translator (into english) of some of the works of Jacques Lacan....
    • Age: 65
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    Erik Homburger Erikson (born Erik Salomonsen; 15 June 1902 – 12 May 1994) was a German-American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst known for his theory on psychological development of human beings. He may be most famous for coining the phrase identity crisis. His son, Kai T. Erikson, is a noted American sociologist. Despite lacking a bachelor's degree, Erikson served as a professor at prominent institutions, including Harvard, University of California (UC Berkeley), and Yale. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Erikson as the 12th most cited psychologist of the 20th century....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 91 (1902-1994)
    • Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
  • Franz Gabriel Alexander (22 January 1891 – 8 March 1964) was a Hungarian-American psychoanalyst and physician, who is considered one of the founders of psychosomatic medicine and psychoanalytic criminology....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 73 (1891-1964)
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
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    Frieda Fromm-Reichmann was born on October 23, 1889 in Karlsruhe, Germany and died of a heart attack on April 28, 1957 at age 67 in Rockville, Maryland. She was a German psychiatrist and contemporary of Sigmund Freud who immigrated to America during World War II. She was a pioneer for women in science, specifically within psychology and the treatment of schizophrenia....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 67 (1889-1957)
    • Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany