Dr. Margaret Paul - Author, Counselor/Therapist, Marriage Educator, Relationship Coach, Sex Educator, Speaker/Presenter - Pacific Palisades, CA
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Dr. Margaret Paul (PhD)


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Phone 310-459-1700

Fax: 310-459-1727

Dr. Paul is the author/co-author of several best-selling books, including Do I Have To Give Up Me to Be Loved By You?, Inner Bonding, Healing Your Aloneness, The Healing Your Aloneness Workbook, Do I Have To Give Up Me to Be Loved By My Kids?, and Do I Have To Give Up Me To Be Loved By God? Dr. Paul's books have been distributed around the world and have been translated into eleven languages.

Margaret holds a Ph.D. in psychology and is a relationship expert, noted public speaker, workshop leader, educator, chaplain, consultant and artist. She has appeared on many radio and TV shows, including the Oprah show. She has successfully worked with thousands of individuals, couples and business relationships and taught classes and seminars since 1967.

Margaret continues to work with individuals and couples throughout the world -- mostly on the phone. She is able to access spiritual Guidance during her sessions, which enables her to work with people wherever they are in the world. Her current passion is working on and developing content for her Website, as well as distributing SelfQuest®, the computer program that teaches Inner Bonding® and is donated to prisons and schools, as well as sold to the general public.

Margaret is passionate about helping people rapidly heal the root cause of their pain and learn the path to joy and loving relationships.

In her spare time, Margaret loves to paint, make pottery, take photos, watch birds, read, ride horses, and spend time with her grandchildren.

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The Reason I Became A Helping Professional

I knew since I was five years old that I wanted to be  psychologist. I was the person everyone come to for help, even as a small child. I love helping people become all they came here to be, and I receive great joy in others' joy. I'm thrilled to have co-created Inner Bonding®, a 6-Step spiritual process, which has been so helpful to thousands in healing their anxiety, depression, shame, emptiness, addictions and relationships. I'm so gratified to have finally completed SelfQuest® after 13 years of development - which is our computer program for teaching Inner Bonding in a very in-depth way. I feel very blessed to be able to help others each day.

I come from a very challenging childhood, and I spent many years trying to heal. It wasn't until Inner Bonding that the joy and fulfillment I was seeking became a reality.

Dr. Margaret Paul

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Dr. Margaret Paul

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Fee Range:

Over $120 per session

Dr. Margaret Paul

Quick Stats

Main Specialty:

Anxiety Issues

Couples/Marital Issues




Time in Practice:

25 years +

I practice in:

All areas, please inquire

Additional Expertise:


Marriage Educator

Relationship Coach

Sex Educator


I offer my services:


Via Skype

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Articles by Dr. Margaret Paul
Man With Flowers

Are You Addicted To Love?

Have you wondered if your relationship is based on love or on addiction?

Couple Cooking Healthy Dinner

How Do YOU Feel About That? Avoiding Projection In Relationships

Do you or your partner project your own unloving behavior onto each other?

Trouble In Paradise

Get Over Fights Like A Grown-Up

If you and your partner dwell on your fights, you may need to learn the right way to get over them!

Relationship Advice: 4 Reasons You're Craving Attention

4 Reasons You're Craving Your Partner's Attention

Have you ever wondered how to ask for what you want in the best way possible?

Neglected Wife

Relationships: Hanging In Through The Hard Stuff

Can you hang in through relationship challenges to create a loving relationship?

Check Out My New Book
Inner Bonding: Becoming a Loving Adult to Your Inner Child
Inner bonding is the process of connecting our ...
By Margaret Paul
Do I Have to Give Up Me to Be Loved by You? (Second Edition)
Newly updated by the authors, here is the ...
By Jordan Paul Ph.D., Margaret Paul Ph.D.
Healing Your Aloneness: Finding Love and Wholeness Through Your Inner Child
Erika Chopich and Margaret Paul show how ...
By Margaret Paul, Erika J. Chopich
Healing Your Aloneness Workbook
This book teaches a profound six-step process ...
By Erika J. Chopich, Margaret Paul

Dr. Margaret Paul

All Specialties

Addiction, Anger Management, Anxiety Issues, Communication Problems, Couples/Marital Issues, Dating/Being Single Support, Depression, Divorce/Divorce Prevention, Domestic Abuse, Eating & Food Issues, Empowering Women, Family Support, Health/Wellness, Infidelity / Affair Recovery, LGBT Issues (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender), Life Management, Life Transitions, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma, Postpartum Depression, Sexuality, Spiritual, Stepfamilies, Stress Management, Wellness