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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
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
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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
Milton H. Erickson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
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 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, 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
Connie Booth is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
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 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 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
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.
Ainslie Meares is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Psychotherapists
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 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