"Doctor who lent his name to a therapeutic system" NYT crossword answer is:MESMER (6 letters length)
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Dr. Milton H. Erickson was a renowned psychiatrist and psychotherapist who developed a unique approach to therapy known as Ericksonian Hypnosis. He was a pioneer in the field of psychotherapy and his system of therapy focused on the use of indirect suggestion and creative utilization of the patient's own resources to help them reach their goals. His work has had a lasting impact on the field of psychotherapy and his name is still used today to describe a type of therapy that uses indirect suggestion to help people reach their goals.