Dr. Paul Hokemeyer (pronounced Hoke-a-Meyer), J.D., Ph.D. is based in Los Angeles, New York City, and Telluride, CO where he maintains a private clinical practice. 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.





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


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The Psychology of Wealth, Power & Celebrity

This article, written by Dr. Paul Hokemeyer, first appeared in Rehabs.com. In it, Dr. Paul discusses the unique clinical and cultural needs of men, women and families of wealth, power and celebrity. ++++++ The other night I came across a clip from “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart, 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 wellbeing 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

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Bulimia and its role in the death of Amy Winehouse

  This article can be found at http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/861-we-need-to-talk-about-amy-winehouses-eating-disorder-and-its-role-in-her-death/  It is reposted here in its entirety because it sets forth in an honest and powerful way the insidious nature of eating disorders and the forces that keep them ravaging the lives of those we love.  We Need to Talk About Amy Winehouse’s Eating Disorder and Its Role In Her Death There is a tacitly accepted set of rules that our culture follows when it comes to women in the spotlight. They are required to be thin. They do not eat a normal diet and that in and of itself is seen as normal, not even dangerous. Disordered eating is so normalized in our culture, especially in celebrity culture, that few people even acknowledge that it’s not healthy, and very potentially fatal. Eating disorders fall in line with what society expects of a celebrity—we love thinness so much, yet we know we’re supposed to be repulsed

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Passive Agressive Signs (10 to be exact) That Your Relationship is on the Rocks

This article first appeared in Bustle.com and was written by Bibi Deitz. In it, I discuss ten signs that indicate your relationship could be over. _______ If your partner is always exhausted, angry and rolling their eyes, there's a good chance they have given up on your relationship. These behaviors are often signs that one half of a couple feels disgruntled and "over" a romance, says Dr. Paul Hokemeyer, a licensed marriage and family therapist based in Manhattan and Malibu. He doesn't mince his words: "Being around someone you're over is frustrating," he says. If your boo is flouncing around the house sighing and taking frequent stress naps, that's obviously not a particularly good sign. Dr. Paul revealed 10 red flags that are indicative of the very real possibility that your partner is halfway out the door. Does she always forget your birthday? Is he always reluctant to grab the

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