Dr. Paul Hokemeyer (pronounced Hoke-a-Meyer), J.D., Ph.D. is based in Los Angeles and New York City where he maintains a private clinical practice and serves as the Senior Clinical Advisor to Caron Ocean Drive in Boca Raton, Florida. A licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, he is a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists and a certified Clinical Trauma Professional.

In addition to holding a PhD in Psychology and being a certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Dr. Hokemeyer holds a doctorate in law and worked as corporate attorney prior to becoming a clinician. His academic and clinical research, in which he explores the topics of success, power, celebrity and wealth has been published by Lambert Academic Press, The Journal of Wealth Management, Private Wealth, Addiction Professional, Family Therapy Magazine, and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Dr. Hokemeyer has become known as “America’s Marriage and Family Therapist” for his on-air, on-line and print media work on the Dr. Oz Show, Good Morning America, FOX News, CNN, the Today Show, Katie, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, Market Watch, WebMD, Men’s Health, Women’s Day, YahooShine, Cosmopolitan, and others. He is also a FOX News Analyst.




Dr. Hokemeyer has extensive experience in successfully treating the following addictive, identity, adjustment and personality disorders:

  • Substance abuse including alcoholism, prescription drug dependence, and opiate addiction.
  • Infidelity including Internet infidelity and emotional infidelity.
  • Sexual issues including those relating to BDSM, sexual orientation, sexual anorexia, and sexual compulsivity.
  • Male Eating Disorders including bulimia and binge eating.
  • Sudden Wealth Syndrome including issues relating to celebrity, power and success.
  • Bereavement issues including loss of a parent, professional disruption, life transitions and divorce.
  • Self-Betrayal including co-dependency, toxic attachment and underachievement.





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Celebrity Mental Health
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Celebrity Relationships
Celebrity Dysfunction
Behavioral Addictions


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Wealth, Privilege and Adolescent Addiction

Addictions impact people in every socio-economic class. When they strike families of wealth and affluence- high functioning families- the issues and challenges to getting clinically and culturally competent treatment are great. In this article I explain what families need to look for when seeking out qualified professionals.

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Dr. Paul Hokemeyer in the Robb Report: Wealth & Addiction

Dr. Paul discusses the unique clinical needs of ultra high net worth patients in this Robb Report article: Courtney Humphries JANUARY 01, 2015 Some surprising new weapons are in development to aid those battling addiction. By many standards, Mark held the world in his palm. He had gone to Harvard Business School, was good-looking, with plenty of charm. By the time he was 42, he was a hedge fund manager making $15 million annually and had a wife and two children. But along with his rapid wealth and success came stress and self-doubt. To manage it, Mark began hooking up with women he met online and visiting strip clubs where he paid women for sex. He also slipped into a daily cocaine habit. After a while, the cocaine was the only thing that made him feel in control—the glue that held him together. Until everything else fell apart. When his

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How to Handle Your Partner’s Daunting Sexual Past

by Ashley Papa This article first appeared in Zoosk.com. In it, Dr. Hokemeyer gives advice on how to address and move through your partner's sexual past. The full article is reprinted below: They say that ignorance is bliss, but is that the best approach when it comes to intimate relationships? Since our past profoundly impacts our present and future, the question to ask is: Does your past have a present impact on your partner or the integrity of the relationship? If the answer is no, there is no need to share the information. If the answer is yes, it’s time to divulge. If your partner shares and there’s something in your partner’s sexual past that bothers you, the first thing to do is understand what makes you feel that way, says couples therapist Dr. Paul Hokemeyer. If your partner cheated in the past, had a problem with sex addiction,

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