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About Paul Meier

A Message from Paul Meier, M.D.

Life is difficult and will certainly have some times of pain, but I know from over thirty years of practice that at least half the pain we go through is unnecessary. And you know what? We can learn and grow into better people from the half that is unavoidable.

 

In 1976, I co-founded a clinic to address mental health and relational issues of those who were looking for counseling care that did not conflict with their Christian beliefs--a safe haven where people could receive counsel and medical care from highly trained professionals who would use the skills and knowledge they had learned from years of schooling but that was based on fundamental Christian beliefs.  Clients coming to us didn't have to worry that we would take a secular approach to their problems but could have confidence that God's Word would have final authority.  They could speak with caring professionals who would help them use spiritual tools such as the Bible and prayer, and who would incorporate God's love, grace, and forgiveness, to find true answers to their problems.

 

Some people prefer to hear truth, others to see it, and others to read it. Our goal is to shoot it straight with each of you and to convey the truth to you in the most loving way possible. Forget the superficial, we go for the truth. We resolve deeper root problems. We see many who have been horribly abused all their lives and relieve their pain by taking them into it first. You may have moments of sadness and grief during the healing process, but it was Jesus who said that those who mourn are blessed, because they will be comforted. I am all about positive thinking and positive feelings, but not denial of painful realities.  We hope to enable you to find hidden treasures in secret places.

 

If you are interested in having me come for a speaking engagement, just give my office a call at 972-437-4698 or toll free at 888-550-8922. One of my caring staff will be happy to speak with you to arrange an appointment with me or one of our other committed staff members.

 

You do not need to make your journey through life alone! You can have Hope and Peace, and enjoy life again!

 

In Christ's Love,
Paul Meier, M.D.

 

Christian Counselor Dr. Paul Meier

 

 

 

DR. PAUL MEIER'S BIOGRAPHY

Education

Dr. Paul Meier received his Masters of Science in Cardiovascular Physiology from Michigan State University and a Medical Degree (M.D.) from the University of Arkansas College of Medicine. Dr. Meier completed his psychiatric residency at Duke University. He attended graduate courses at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois in 1975-76 while on full-time faculty. He also holds a Master of Arts degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, where he served as a full-time faculty member in pastoral counseling for 12 years.

Specialty Training and Experience

Paul Meier is an MD/Psychiatrist/Ordained Minister who is the founder of the national chain of non-profit Christian psychiatry clinics, the Meier Clinics. He has authored or co-authored over 80 books, mostly Christian self-help books like Love is a Choice and Happiness is a Choice, and also a series of Bible Prophecy novels, including The Third Millennium. He has been on many secular and Christian TV and radio shows, including Oprah Winfrey, Tom Snyder, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Joni Eareckson Tada, Joyce Meyer and many others. He has traveled to countries all over the world to train both professional and lay counselors, as well as missionaries and pastors, in the field of Christian Counseling. He taught full-time for twelve years at Dallas Theological Seminary, where he spent lots of extra time discipling promising young students like Tony Evans, John Trent, John Townsend, Henry Cloud and many others.

 

He has lectured at seminaries around the world including Southwestern Seminary in Ft. Worth, the Baptist Seminary in Cuba, and the Greek Bible Institute and Seminary in Athens. In 1985, he was the team physician for a mountain climbing expedition of Mt. Ararat with American astronaut Jim Irwin to find Noah's Ark. Dr. Meier's team was chased away by terrorists.

 

The Meier Clinics have launched many ministries throughout the years. Countless people have trusted Christ through various Meier Clinics counseling sessions and ministries that have branched off from Meier Clinics. Over 100 Christian psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists, coast-to-coast, see thousands of clients each week, and they provide hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in charitable care.

 

Dr. Meier's daily prayer partner is Dr. Jean-Luc Bertrand, of Paris. Dr. Meier's previous daily prayer partner, Dr. David Larson, died of a heart attack in March of 2002. A permanent Chair (scholarship) was named after Dr. Larson in the Library of Congress, because over half of the medical schools in the United States now have courses on spirituality that Dr. Larson designed. The only other permanent Chair in the Library of Congress belongs to Henry Kissinger. The American Association of Christian Counselors honored Dr. Meier in 2003 as a father of the Christian Psychology movement, and Christianity Today Magazine has called Dr. Meier a "Modern Day Reformer" for moving Christianity more toward an openness to admitting faults, getting counseling, being less legalistic, and even a willingness to take psychiatric medications if necessary.

Speaker

Dr. Meier has been a guest speaker at Awakening, an annual weekend retreat designed as an opportunity for business and political leaders to exchange ideas, examine trends and learn from leading authorities and policy makers in a variety of fields. Dr. Meier was honored and acknowledged in 2007 by President George Bush, members of the U.S. Congress and the NRCC as a Physician of the Year Honoree.

Active Memberships:

American Association of Christian Counselors
American Medical Association
American Psychiatric Association

Christian Medical and Dental Society
Dallas County Medical Society

Television and Radio:

Dr. Meier is a frequent guest on numerous radio and television programs.

Publications (Authored or Co-Authored):

The Angry Man
Ask The Doctors - Questions and Answers
Beating Burnout - Balanced Living for Busy People
Beating the Clock - A Guide to Maturing Successfully
Before Burnout - Balanced Living for Busy People
Beyond the Millennium (fictional novel)
Blue Genes - Breaking free from the chemical imbalances that affect your moods, your mind, your life, and your loved ones
Bruised and Broken - Understanding Psychological Problems Caring for Aging Loved Ones
Choices of Champions
Christian Child Rearing and Personality Development - Guide to Parenting
Compelled to Achieve - Finding Balance Between Success and Access
The Complete Book of Baby and Child Care
The Complete Life Encyclopedia - A Family Resource
Counseling and the Nature of Man
Crazymakers
Don't' Let Jerks Get the Best of You - Dealing with Impossible People
The Fakers - Exploding the Myths of the Supernatural
Family Foundations - How to Have a Happy Home
Fear Less for Life - Break Free to Living with Hope and Confidence
Filling the Holes in our Souls - Effective Small Groups
Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain
First Time Parents
The First Two Years
Formula for a Happy Marriage
The Fourth Millennium (fictional novel)
Free to Forgive - Daily Devotions for Adult Children of Abuse
Growing In Step - Your Guide to Successful Step-parenting
Happiness Is A Choice - A Manual on the Symptoms, Causes, and Cures of Depression
Happiness Is A Choice for Teens
Happy Holidays - How to Beat the Holiday Blues
The Healthy Christian Life - Bible Study Guide
The Healthy Pastor Hiding from Love
How to Beat Burnout - Help for Men and Women
Introduction to Psychology and Counseling (textbook)
Love Hunger - Recovery from Food Addiction
Love Hunger Weight-Loss Workbook
Love Is A Choice - Recovery for Codependent Relationships
Managing Stress and Workaholism
Meditating for Success (booklet)
The Megamillennium Series
Miracle Drugs - How They Work and What You Should Know About Them
The Monster Within - Overcoming Bulimia
Mood Swings - Understand Your Emotional Highs and Lows
Money Diet - Biblical Prescriptions for Financial Success
A Mother's Choice - Day Care or Home Care
A Mother's Choice - A Guide to Responsible Parenting
Moving from Depression and Anxiety to Christ-centered Optimism
100 Ways to Live a Happy and Successful Life - Overcoming Depression
100 Ways to Obtain Peace - Overcoming Anxiety
100 Ways to Overcome Depression
Overcoming Loneliness
The Path to Serenity - Growth Through the 12-Step Recovery
The Postpartum Survival Guide
The Power of a New Attitude Raising Your Child - From Birth to Twelve
Renewing Your Mind in a Secular World Safe Places - Finding Serenity in the Passages of Life
The Secret Code (fictional novel)
The Serenity Bible (Meier clinics editing team)
Seven Secrets for a Happy Family
Sex in the Christian Marriage - Maintaining the Honeymoon
Sexual Addiction - Identifying the Problem, Seeking God's Direction
The Spiritual Life Guide
Stress Factors - Thriving Emotionally and Spiritually
Surviving Toddlerhood
Surviving Traumatic Stress
Sweet Dreams - A Guide to Productive Sleep Taking Control - New Hope for Substance Abusers and Their Families
Teen Health
The Third Millennium (fictional novel)
Toddlerhood
Unbreakable Bonds - Practicing the Art of Loving and Being Loved
Walk With the Serenity Prayer - Daily Devotions for People in Recovery
Walvoord: A Tribute
We Are Driven
What I've Learned Since I Knew It All
What they Didn't Teach You in Seminary
When Life Isn't Fair
Why Be Lonely?- A Guide to Meaningful Relationships
Windows of the Soul - A Look at Dreams and Their Meanings
Winning is a Choice
The Workaholic and His Family - An Inside Look
Worry-Free Living - Turning Anxiety into a Positive Tool
WWJD? - The Question that Will Change Your Life (devotion)
You Can Measure Your Mental Health (booklet)
You Can Measure Your Spiritual Health (booklet)
You Might Be a Narcissist If...

Thinking about asking Dr. Meier to speak at your business or church?

Dr. Meier's heart lies in helping people all over the world. He is a nationally renowned speaker and has been in many countries throughout the world, including: Israel, Greece, Cuba, Peru, France, Russia, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Turkey. Please email Deb Whitaker with your request.

 

Paul Meier - Author and Speaker

One reader's comments on...

 

"The other day, a friend of mine was cleaning and found a book to give to my divorced daughter on jerks.  I was intrigued, having been a doormat most of my life so I proceeded to read the best book of my life. Yes, almost twenty years old - said book, but it was just what I needed to proceed . . Thanks for putting advice in such simple terms for usage.  I didn't know that I was a jerkaholic and now I'm using the twelve steps. . .and your six to help me reconstruct my life in a positive Christian manner.  Thanks so much, just thought you'd like to know that your gifts keep on giving.  Blessings!  2/2012  (Thomas Nelson Publishers.  Available through Amazon.com and other retailers.)

Have you read...

 

Paul Meier is pleased to introduce his first e-book, "You Might Be a Narcissist If..."

 

"I watched a very funny TV show years ago by the authors of You Might Be a Redneck If... I thought to myself, 'Wow, I could do a pretty funny one on You Might Be a Narcissist If...'  As I wrote it, I put in funny examples but also was reminded of all the pain my clients (and I) have suffered by the abuse of narcissists we have trusted in our pasts.  I was also reminded that we all have a few narcissistic tendencies unless we are perfect - and if you think you are perfect, you are a PERFECT NARCISSIST!  The two therapists, with whom I wrote this book, and I think it will be extremely helpful to all who read it.  It will give you a greater depth of understanding of human nature and provide a few laughs as you learn."

 

Find out if the stress in your relationships with family, friends, or at work is unknowlingly caused from others or yourself.  Clearly understand what narcissism is, how to identify it, and what to do about it.

 

For more information about narcissism and this book, or to order this book, visit www.youmightbeanarcissistif.com.

 

 

 

Eighty percent of all pregnant women struggle with depression during or after their child's birth.  But there is good news about postpartum mood disorders - they are almost 100% treatable.  In this definitive guide to postpartum depression, written from a Christian perspective, Paul Meier, M.D., and Lynn Johnson, R.N., explain why this depression occurs, who is at risk, how to treat it, and where to find God in it all.  The Postpartum Survival Guide offers hope-filled solutions that will help new mothers enjoy this special time in their lives.  Plus, it also contains helpful resources for fathers, family members, friends, pastors, and professionals.  This book is from Tyndale House Publishers and is available June, 2009.

Available at bookstores and online as a hard cover book and audiobook through Thomas Nelson

 

At one time or another, everyone finds themselves questioning, "Does God still love me? Is there a purpose for all this pain?" Drs. Meier and Henderson teach readers how to face painful struggles head-on in a way that allows them to grow and mature emotionally and spiritually.

 

In this timely book, they explore the seven most common life challenges: Injustice, Rejection, Loneliness, Loss, Discipline, Failure, and Death.  In addition, they offer the three reasons we often miss the gifts these challenges can be. This unique approach to an age-old problem will encourage and challenge readers to grow through their struggles instead of wasting energy trying to avoid them altogether.