New technologies bring with them new ways of understanding communication . This is especially interesting in social networks, where the old big media are losing ground.

Who benefits from this change in the state of things? A lot of professionals who, autonomously, create their own content and ways to connect with the audience through their blogs and Twitter accounts, Facebook, Instagram or any other social network.

The major influences of Psychology and Psychotherapy

In the field of mental health and psychology, there are different proper names that should be taken into account for their work and visibility in the world 2.0. They are psychologists who, dedicated body and soul to their professional work, find the time to disseminate knowledge and reflections on their daily lives.

In this ranking of the best influencers in the field of psychology and mental health we wanted to pay tribute to these people . Our criteria for establishing this classification has been based on the following points:

  • Number of followers on Facebook
  • Number of followers on Twitter
  • Relevance and scope of your professional work
  • Number of books published
  • Other merits

So, let’s discover who these great professionals of Psychology are who are worth following and reading about daily.

1. Nacho Coller

  • Followers on Facebook : 17,000 in Psychology Health Sport Nacho Coller
  • Twitter followers : 4,200
  • Published books : One: “A tortoise, a hare and a mosquito. Psychology to get going”
  • Main occupation and other merits : Lecturer, clinical psychologist, teacher and radio and print media appearances

The Valencian Nacho Coller is one of the most versatile figures in the field of mental health . His passion for social networks allows us to follow his journey in different facets: as a clinical psychologist, as a sports lover and as a blogger and writer in different formats. He has also been a professor at various Spanish universities.

He is a regular on the radio and television, and it is possible to attend any of the conferences he gives in different parts of Spain.

2. Miguel Ángel Rizaldos

  • Facebook followers : 48,000 in Psychology 2.0
  • Twitter followers : 16,000
  • Published Books : One: “Mini-Guide for Dads”
  • Main occupation and other merits : Clinical psychologist, teacher and lecturer

Miguel Ángel Rizaldos is one of the best known online psychologists on the Spanish and Latin American scene . One of the pioneers in this new therapy modality, and probably the professional who has contributed most to making it known to the general public.

Based in Aranjuez, in the Community of Madrid, his influence on social networks brings us closer to the world of therapy. Always willing to share his experiences, he also works as a lecturer and communicator both in the written media and on television. If you are interested in clinical psychology, Rizaldos can’t be absent from your list of favorites.

3. Jonathan Garcia-Allen

  • Followers on Facebook : 20,000 on their Facebook page, 1,100,000 in Psychology and Mind
  • Trackers on Instagram : 9.000
  • Published books : Two: “Psychologically speaking” and “What is intelligence? From IQ to multiple intelligences”
  • Main occupation and other merits : Psychologist of the organizations and human resources, blogger, appearances in written media, lecturer

Jonathan García-Allen, from Tarragona, is a multi-dimensional and multi-faceted psychologist: he is an expert in Human Resources, a trainer in Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence and a sports psychologist , as well as a lecturer.

He is co-author of two highly successful popular science publications. In García-Allen’s curriculum, his facet as founder and director of communication of Psychology and Mind stands out, a website he founded together with Bertrand Regader and Adrián Triglia and which today has a worldwide reach.

4. Yolanda Cuevas

  • Followers on Facebook : –
  • Twitter followers : 11,800
  • Books published : None
  • Main occupation and other merits : Clinical psychologist, Mindfulness instructor and lecturer

From the city of Zaragoza, the psychologist Yolanda Cuevas plays an important and multipurpose role in the field of mental health .

Her influence as a clinical psychologist has grown in recent years, mainly due to her excellent work in online therapy. Another professional with an exceptional career that should be followed closely to be informed and updated on issues related to psychology and health.

5. Leocadio Martín Borges

  • Followers on Facebook : 2,000 on personal page, 64,000 on Change
  • Twitter followers : 12,700
  • Books published : None
  • Main occupation and other merits : Clinical psychologist, blogger and media appearances

From his website Cámbiate, Leocadio Martín Borges writes valuable reflections to face the good and bad moments of life .

This experienced Canarian psychologist is a regular on the islands’ television programmes and also maintains one of the most active media profiles on social networks and even in new formats such as his WhatsApp channel, tackling a variety of issues with a simple but very practical approach. Essential and unique.

  • Here you can read the interview we did with Leocadio Martin in 2015.

6. Sònia Cervantes

  • Followers on Facebook : 6,500 on your personal profile
  • Twitter followers : 35,000
  • Published books : Two: “Living with a teenager” and “Do you live or survive?”
  • Main occupation and other merits : Lecturer, clinical psychologist and television appearances

Born in Barcelona, Sònia Cervantes is one of the most renowned Spanish psychologists . She is known throughout Spain for her role as a psychologist of troubled teenagers in the program “Hermano Mayor” on channel Cuatro. In this interesting television format, Cervantes assisted rebellious adolescents with problems of self-esteem and aggression.

In addition to her appearances in Hermano Mayor, Sònia Cervantes is the author of two books and has a proven track record as a clinical psychologist.

  • Here you can read the interview we did in 2016 with Sònia Cervantes.

7. Rafael Santandreu

  • Followers on Facebook : 68,000
  • Twitter followers : 14,500
  • Published books : Three: “Being Happy in Alaska”, “The Glasses of Happiness” and “The Art of Not Getting Sour”
  • Main occupation and other merits : Lecturer, clinical psychologist and television appearances

Another popular psychologist is the Catalan Rafael Santandreu.

Especially known for his books, Santandreu has an exceptional career both in the therapeutic field and in publishing, where has managed to become a best-seller with each of his proposals . One of those all-round psychologists who are worth following closely.

  • You can consult all his books here and buy them if you wish.

8. Bertrand Regader

  • Followers on Facebook : 13,000 on your personal profile, 1,100,000 on Psychology and Mind
  • Twitter followers : 6,500
  • Published books : Two: “Psychologically speaking” and “What is intelligence? From IQ to multiple intelligences”
  • Main occupation and other merits : Director of Psychology and Mind, lecturer and writer

Bertrand Regader is a psychologist from Barcelona specialized in educational psychology .

He is founder and director of Psychology and Mind, the most consulted digital magazine in the sector, as well as other web portals that talk about health and science. He is a lecturer and has written two very successful popular science books. He has also worked for a hotel chain as a director in different R+D+I projects related to psychology, marketing and health.

9. Jesus Matos Larrinaga

  • Followers on Facebook : 14.000
  • Twitter followers : 11,100
  • Books published : “Good morning, joy”
  • Main occupation and other merits : Psychologist specialized in the clinical and health field, and disseminator of contents related to psychology.

Jesús Matos is a psychologist specializing in therapy in cases of mood disorders such as depression. In his work, he has helped more than 1500 people.

In addition to having written a book with keys to help manage sadness and several articles for scientific journals, he writes and disseminates content related to psychology in media such as the Huffington Post.

10. Iñaki Vázquez

  • Followers on Facebook : 4,000 in Mind in Positive
  • Twitter followers : 800
  • Books published : Three: “How to get your next relationship right”, “Dancing with reality: Stories of people who will move you”
  • Main occupation and other merits : Psychiatrist, lecturer, vlogger and expert in couples therapy

The psychiatrist and therapist from Bilbao Iñaki Vázquez is a curious and extremely interesting profile .

His specialty is couple’s psychotherapy, and his YouTube channel brings us many of the keys to living love in a healthy way, as well as other issues that will be useful to you whether you are a psychologist or simply want to know more about how the human mind works. He has also made several appearances on television. For example, he was a coach on the Antena 3 program “Intercambio Consentido” (Consensual Exchange), which addressed the typical problems of couples and marriages.

11. Mertxe Pasamontes

  • Followers on Facebook : 4,000
  • Twitter followers : 12,000
  • Published books : Two: “Study Techniques and Emotional Intelligence” and “Guide to Learning to Prevent Drug Use”
  • Main occupation and other merits : Coach, psychotherapist and writer

From Barcelona we have another versatile profile with a long history of training and professional development.

Mertxe Pasamontes is a coach and develops his professional skills in different fields of therapy . In addition, her work in social networks is highly recommended for both professionals and those curious about mental health.

12. Helena Matute

  • Followers on Facebook : –
  • Twitter followers : 6,000
  • Books published : None
  • Main occupation and other merits : Professor of Psychology and Scientific Dissemination

An academic profile of the highest merit. Helena Matute, far from limiting herself to her work as a professor of experimental psychology, finds the necessary time to popularize science on social networks .

Her accounts are of great interest to people looking for a reference professional in the field of research and academia.