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, Dr. Hokemeyer holds a doctorate in the 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, 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’s research on the clinical and cultural issues impacting people of wealth, power and celebrity has been published by Lambert Academic Press, The Journal of Wealth Management, Private Wealth, Addiction Professional and Family Therapy Magazine. In addition to holding a doctorate in psychology, he holds a doctorate in the law (J.D.) and is a certified Clinical Trauma Professional.




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.





Pop Culture
Celebrity Mental Health
Celebrity Addictions
Celebrity Relationships
Celebrity Dysfunction
Behavioral Addictions


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Justine Musk on the cost of extreme success

Justine Musk, ex- wife of Elon, recently submitted her insights to Quora on what it takes to be a mogul. Her insights became a NYT article by Andrew Ross Sorkin. In the article, Justine discusses the cost of success with warmth, intelligence and compassion. The full text of the NYT article is copied below: For advice on how to be a mogul, take it from someone who has been married to one. A user of Quora, a user-generated question-and-answer website, recently posed the question: “How can I be as great as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Richard Branson?” An unlikely individual responded, quietly offering some telling insights that have created a bit of a stir among the mogul-cognoscenti and beyond. The individual is Mr. Musk’s former wife, Justine Musk, who was married to the Tesla and Space X chief from 2000 to 2008. Having lived with the real-life Tony

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Wealth, Power & Celebrity: Towards a New Cultural Competency

This article first appeared on www.rehabs.com The other night I came across a YouTube video from the Jon Stewart Show[1] where he mocked of the phenomenon known as Sudden Wealth Syndrome. In the video, a “reporter” conducted an interview of the two clinicians whose research in treating people of wealth led the concept. During the interview, the reporter made the clinicians look like fools and lampooned them for being concerned with the emotional well being of people of wealth. While I understand comedy can be biting, I was disturbed by the mean spirited nature of the piece and the insensitivity it showed to the full range of human experience. Essentially, the piece maintained that people of wealth are not deserving of compassionate clinical care; and that the two clinicians who devoted their time and talent to understanding the very real phenomenon of Sudden Wealth Syndrome[2] are in the crass conclusion

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Compassion Fatigue

One of the greatest gifts I receive in my work as an addictions therapist is to witness individuals and families surmount incredibly difficult challenges and embrace a life of recovery. Often the breakthrough occurs at the bitter end, when I’m scratching my head in disbelief that they can endure such intense levels of frustration and pain. Witnessing the thrashing that occurs at addiction’s hands is grueling. I’ve spent countless sleepless nights wondering if a patient will “make it” or “get” the breakthrough they need to begin the healing process. Fortunately, as a professional I’ve been trained to deal with the frustrations that come with this work. As a young clinician, I had wonderful mentors who taught me to never to give up on the human spirit. “You never know when the seed you planted will take hold,” was the steady advice of Dr. Stanly Evans, a man of enormous integrity

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