Paula: Do you know why it's unethical for a therapist to go out with her client, Harvey? [...] It's because it's natural for a client to transfer feelings of desire onto his therapist that aren't real. [...] What you may not know is that it's not unnatural for a therapist to feel the same way. You don't think I've had fantasies about you? That one day you'd show up at my office as I was heading home for the night, and I turn around, and you'd be there. You wouldn't say a word, but... you'd take me in your arms and kiss me, and It would actually be the start of something special.
She later begins a relationship with Harvey in season 7 which ends after she makes him choose between her and Donna.
A few years ago, she was pressured by a client to release his son out of rehab so he could attend his mother's funeral. Although she knew he was not ready to leave, she gave a note of approval to release the young man; however, he died less than 24 hours later of a drug overdose, the night of his mother's funeral.