Paul Meier

    Paul Meier

    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, and an Ordained Minister who is the founder of 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.

    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.


    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

    Be Strong and Surrender
    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
    Don't' Let Jerks Get the Best of You - Dealing with Impossible People

    Experiencing God Outside the Box - Growing More Intimate with the Real God

    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

    Growing Stronger - 12 Guidelines Designed to Turn Your Darkest Hour Into Your Greatest Victory

    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

    Rooted in Peace: Uprooting Anxiety from Your 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)
    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...