Famous Psychotherapists from the United States

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

List people range from Nathaniel Branden to Amy Bloom.

This historic psychotherapists from the United States list can help answer the questions "Who are some American psychotherapists of note?" and "Who are the most famous psychotherapists from the United States?" These prominent psychotherapists 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 psychotherapists.

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  • Alyce Cleese
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    Alyce Faye Eichelberger (née McBride; born October 28, 1944) is an American psychotherapist, author and talk radio host. She was previously married to golfer Dave Eichelberger, as well as actor-comedian John Cleese.
    • Age: 78
    • Birthplace: USA, Oklahoma, Frederick
  • Amy Bloom
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    Amy Bloom (born 1953) is an American writer and psychotherapist. She has been nominated for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
  • Betsy Drake
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    Betsy Drake (September 11, 1923 – October 27, 2015) was a French-born American actress and writer. She was the third wife of actor Cary Grant.
    • Age: 99
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
  • 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.
  • Carl Ransom Rogers (January 8, 1902 – February 4, 1987) was an American psychologist and among the founders of the humanistic approach (or client-centered approach) to psychology. Rogers is widely considered to be one of the founding fathers of psychotherapy research and was honored for his pioneering research with the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions by the American Psychological Association (APA) in 1956. The person-centered approach, his own unique approach to understanding personality and human relationships, found wide application in various domains such as psychotherapy and counseling (client-centered therapy), education (student-centered learning), organizations, and ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 85 (1902-1987)
    • Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois
  • Charles Harper Webb is an American poet, professor, psychotherapist and former singer and guitarist. His most recent poetry collection is Shadow Ball (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009). His honors include a Whiting Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, The Kate Tufts Discovery Award, a Pushcart Prize and inclusion in The Best American Poetry 2006. His poems have appeared in literary journals and magazines including American Poetry Review, Paris Review, and Ploughshares. Webb was born in Philadelphia in 1938, and grew up in Houston. He earned his B.A. in English from Rice University, and an M.A. in English from the University of Washington, and an M.F.A. in Professional Writing and his PhD in ...more
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania