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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
Carl Jung 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 ...more

Nena von Schlebrügge is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Nena von Schlebrügge 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.

Thom Hartmann is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Thom Hartmann Thomas Carl "Thom" Hartmann is an American radio host, author, former psychotherapist, entrepreneur, and progressive political commentator. Hartmann has hosted a nationally syndicated ...more

Nathaniel Branden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Nathaniel Branden 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 ...more

Wendy Walsh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Wendy Walsh 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, ...more

Alfred Adler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Alfred Adler 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 ...more

John J. McNeill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
John J. McNeill 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.

Melanie Klein is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Melanie Klein 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 ...more

Sandie Shaw is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Sandie Shaw Sandie Shaw is an English pop singer, who was one of the most successful British female singers of the 1960s. In 1967 she was the first British act to win the Eurovision Song Contest. She has ...more

Carl Rogers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Carl Rogers Carl Ransom Rogers was an influential American psychologist and among the founders of the humanistic approach to psychology. Rogers is widely considered to be one of the founding fathers of ...more

Albert Ellis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Albert Ellis Albert Ellis was an American psychologist who in 1955 developed Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. He held M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology from Columbia University and American ...more

Beverly Engel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
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 ...more

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Milton H. Erickson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Milton H. Erickson Milton Hyland Erickson was an American psychiatrist and psychologist specializing in medical hypnosis and family therapy. He was founding president of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis ...more

Jürg Schubiger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Jürg Schubiger Jürg Schubiger is a writer.

Amy Bloom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Amy Bloom Amy Bloom is an American writer and psychotherapist. She has been nominated for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Lenora Fulani is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Lenora Fulani Lenora Branch Fulani is an American psychologist, psychotherapist, and political activist. She may be best known for her presidential campaigns and development of youth programs serving minority ...more

Kristina Holland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Kristina Holland Kristina Holland, is an American actress who has performed in more than 22 television series, two films, and voiceover talent for at least two video games and has transitioned to being a ...more

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Connie Booth is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Connie Booth Constance "Connie" Booth is an American-born writer, actress, comedian and psychotherapist based in England, best known for appearances on British television and particularly for her ...more

Virginia Satir is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Virginia Satir Virginia Satir was an American author and social worker, known especially for her approach to family therapy and her work with family reconstruction. She is widely regarded as the "Mother ...more

Charles Harper Webb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Charles Harper Webb Charles Harper Webb is an American poet, professor, psychotherapist and former singer and guitarist. His most recent poetry collection is Shadow Ball. His honors include a Whiting Award, a ...more

Fritz Perls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Fritz Perls Friedrich Salomon Perls, better known as Fritz Perls, was a noted German-born psychiatrist and psychotherapist. Perls coined the term 'Gestalt therapy' to identify the form of psychotherapy that ...more

Paula Jones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Paula Jones Paula Jones is the mother of Liz Stauber.

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Ainslie Meares is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Ainslie Meares Ainslie Dixon Meares was an Australian psychiatrist, scholar of hypnotism, psychotherapist, authority on stress and a prolific author who lived and practised in Melbourne.

Allen Carr is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Allen Carr Allen Carr was a British author of books about quitting smoking and other psychological dependencies including alcohol addiction. He quit smoking after 33 years as a hundred-a-day chain smoker.

Ronald A. Alexander is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists

Judy Lewis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Judy Lewis Judy Lewis Gable was an American actress, writer, producer, and therapist. She was the secret biological daughter of actor Clark Gable and actress Loretta Young.

Erica Hayden is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Erica Hayden Erica Hayden, referred to as "Erica America" is an American radio personality, television host and psychotherapist. She is currently a radio personality in New York on Z100 on ...more

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Richard Carlson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Richard Carlson Richard Carlson was an American author, psychotherapist, and motivational speaker, who rose to fame with the success of his book, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff... and it’s all Small Stuff, which ...more

Ruth Cohn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Ruth Cohn Ruth Charlotte Cohn was a psychotherapist, educator, and poet. She is best known as the creator of a method for learning in groups called theme-centered interaction. She was the founder of the ...more

Jaume Cañellas Galindo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists

Vicki Genfan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Vicki Genfan Vicki Genfan is an American multi-instrumentalist, fingerstyle guitarist, composer and singer.

Sean Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Sean Stephenson Sean Clinch Stephenson is an American therapist, self-help author and motivational speaker. Because he was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, Stephenson stands just three feet tall, has fragile ...more

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Susie Orbach is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Susie Orbach Susie Orbach is a British psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, writer and social critic.

Alyce Cleese is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Alyce Cleese Alyce Faye Cleese is an American psychotherapist, author and talk radio host. She was previously married to golfer Dave Eichelberger, and comedian and actor John Cleese.

Martha Beck is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Martha Beck Martha Nibley Beck is an American sociologist, life coach, best-selling author, and speaker who specializes in helping individuals and groups achieve personal and professional goals. She holds a ...more

Paul R. Martin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Paul R. Martin Paul R. Martin was a psychotherapist, licensed clinical psychologist, author, pastor, and director of the Wellspring Retreat and Resource Center in Ohio. He also worked in private practice in ...more

Clare Coss is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Clare Coss Clare Coss is a writer.

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Susan Hufford is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Susan Hufford Susan Hufford, widow of internationally known television and film star Michael Zaslow, whom she met when they both were in the Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof in the early 1970s. The ...more

Patti Layne is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Patti Layne Patti Layne is a Canadian singer/songwriter/recording artist. Patti Layne had a recording career in France from 1982–1991 and started recording again in 2009. Her first release in 1982, 'Une ...more

Chris Cross is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Chris Cross Chris Cross is an English musician, best known as the bass guitarist in the new wave band Ultravox.

Haim Ginott is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Haim Ginott Haim G. Ginott was a school teacher, a child psychologist and psychotherapist and a parent educator. He pioneered techniques for conversing with children that are still taught today. His book, ...more

Steve Andreas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Steve Andreas Steve Andreas, born John O. Stevens, later Steve Stevens, is an American psychotherapist and author specializing in Neuro-linguistic programming. Steve Andreas is the son of Barry Stevens, a ...more

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Rebecca Alexander is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Rebecca Alexander Rebecca Alexander is a psychotherapist and author.

Derek Draper is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Derek Draper Derek William Draper is a former English lobbyist. As a political advisor he was involved in two political scandals, "Lobbygate" in 1998 and "Smeargate" in 2009 while Draper ...more

Erin Schwant is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Erin Schwant www.schwantfamily.blogspot.com

Betsy Drake is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Betsy Drake Betsy Drake is an American actress and writer. She was the third wife of actor Cary Grant.

Julie Carmen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Julie Carmen Julie Carmen is an American actress, dancer and a licensed psychotherapist. She came to prominence onscreen in the 1980s, winning the Venice Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Award for her ...more

Adam Zweig is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists

Jacob L. Moreno is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Jacob L. Moreno Jacob Levy Moreno was an Austrian-American leading psychiatrist and psychosociologist, thinker and educator, the founder of psychodrama, and the foremost pioneer of group psychotherapy. During ...more

Frank Pittman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
Frank Pittman Frank Smith Pittman, III, M.D. was an American psychiatrist and author. He wrote a regular column, "Ask Dr. Frank", which used to appear in Psychology Today. During his lifetime, he ...more