Twenty-one-year-old Nick left his hometown three months ago, hitchhiking over 2,300 miles to Los Angeles with no money, no phone, and no specific plan.
He says he was pursuing his “call to greatness” to become a rap superstar. Nick’s parents, Jennifer and Nick Sr., as well as his sisters, Sarah and Jacqueline, all say they are concerned Nick may have “lost it” because they say he has been homeless since leaving home, and seems to have no desire to get off the streets. Can Dr. Phil navigate this tense reunion?Read More
Marcia is worried because she believes her 19-year old daughter, Cheyenne, is living in a motel with a pimp and a prostitute, who she says have taken her under their wing.
But Cheyenne says if it weren’t for Chris and Brooke, she would have been homeless after her mom kicked her out for the fourth time. Chris says he isn’t a pimp, and Brooke and Cheyenne aren’t prostitutes. So why are men paying $200 an hour for a “special massage?” Dr. Phil gives his opinion about where they are headed.Read More
Cindy admits she still loves her husband, Trever, despite their 16-year marriage being full of screaming, fights, calls to the police, bruises and a broken nose!
Trever says Cindy loves to play the “martyr,” and is badgering, controlling and pushing his buttons by constantly snooping through his things, which he claims has caused many of their altercations. Cindy also claims she’s not the only victim of Trever’s “monster-like” behavior … so are their kids, including their oldest son, Joe, who she says has demonstrated violence after years of watching Trever. Hear about a violent incident that happened between Trever and Joe a day before the show that resulted in hotel security being called! Does Cindy and Trever’s marriage have any hope? What will Dr. Phil recommend for this family to heal?Read More
Kendall claims she was sold by her parents at birth to a powerful international sex trafficker. She says when she wasn’t locked in a cage with other kidnapped children, she was flown all over the world on private planes, being sold to wealthy and powerful men.
Kendall says as she grew older, she would often escort these rich and prominent clients to black tie affairs and high profile sporting events. From doctors and politicians to even law enforcement, Kendall says she was taught how to act and dress in order to never raise suspicion. For the first time since she says she left her life of sex trafficking three years ago, Kendall tells her story and explains why she is still petrified that the boss of this operation, whom she calls “the man who owns her,” will find her and bring her back.Read More
Rhea and her mother Debbi say they are deeply concerned for Rhea’s 22-year-old son, Matthew. They say they believe Matthew has been brainwashed by his much older girlfriend, Kaden, into thinking he had been abused throughout his childhood.
But Kaden says she is the only one helping Matthew and claims she “knows” Matthew was abused. Matthew says he has not been brainwashed by Kaden and believes Debbi and Rhea should have seen the signs of his abuse. Is Matthew being conned by an older woman, do Rhea and Debbi need to accept Matthew’s traumatic past, or is something else going on? Find out what happens when they all sit down with Dr. Phil.Read More
Sheri says her husband, Eric, “rants” and “fusses” when he doesn’t get his way. Eric says if his family would obey his rules, he wouldn’t have to yell “a little bit” to keep them in line.
Hear the audio recordings of Eric’s “fussing.” Do they explain why he’s been arrested over 40 times — 15 for alleged domestic violence and once for alleged aggravated child abuse that left Sheri’s daughter with a fractured skull and all three daughters in foster care? Find out what Dr. Phil uncovers.Read More
Jackie and Darin say their 17-year-old son, Bo, is out of control. He’s currently facing two felony DUI charges — one for allegedly running someone over and another for allegedly wrecking his car after blacking out because of huffing air duster.
Is there a reason for Bo’s behavior? And, with his 18th birthday and court coming up, can Dr. Phil get through to him in time? Plus, Jackie, Darin and Bo come face to face with another guest, Janelle – who knows all too well what it’s like to live with loss after one reckless and selfish act.Read More
Vicki accuses her daughter Shawna of abusing her granddaughter, after she says she found 15 bruises on her and witnessing Shawna tell her she is “worthless” and “stupid.”
Shawna admits to having “smack[ed] the crap” out of her daughter and telling her she was the biggest mistake of her life, but claims it was discipline. Shawna’s husband, James, says he generally agrees with his wife’s discipline and says it’s their daughter who is out of control.Read More
Terese says her 32-year-old daughter, Kristen, is an alcoholic who drinks straight vodka hidden in water bottles and stays drunk for six to seven weeks straight.
Terese says her daughter has gotten five DUIs and has been found by police on different occasions, passed out on the street, lying unconscious in a mall parking lot, and passed out drunk outside her apartment. Kristen admits she has a problem with alcohol but says she drinks because she likes it and it makes her feel empowered. Is Kristen ready to get help? Find out what happens when it’s time for Kristen to finally sit down to talk to Dr. Phil.
Caitlin wrote to Dr. Phil in hopes of saving her seven-year marriage to Robert, who she claims has been abusive since they were teens.
Robert admits he has anger problems but claims Caitlin can be just as violent and vindictive. To make matters worse, Caitlin says she is at war with her mother-in-law, Susan. She claims Susan enabled Robert to carry on an affair while he lived with her in another state when he was supposed to be going to school – even moving his mistress into the house with them! Robert says he is also at odds with his mother-in-law, Dale, whom he, Caitlin and their two children have lived with for the past three years. He claims that Dale and Caitlin team up to antagonize him. Can Dr. Phil bring peace to this four-way family feud?Read More
Lisa says her 9-year-old daughter, Makenze, is out of control.
She claims Makenze engages in very destructive behaviors, such as head-butting and hitting adults, breaking appliances, harming animals, giving a silica gel packet to a neighbor’s child claiming it was candy and sitting in the middle of the road waiting for a car to hit and kill her. Lisa says she desperately wants to know what is wrong with her daughter who has been hospitalized numerous times and has been on 19 different medications. Makenze’s dad, Eric, says his ex Lisa thrives on their daughter’s bad behavior, loves the attention she receives from the chaos and drama and is over-medicating their daughter because she does not know how to properly parent. Lisa says Eric does not know what he’s talking about because she claims he’s a deadbeat dad who is never around.Read More
Two-and-a-half years ago, tragedy struck when Alyssa’s husband, Nick, suffered massive head trauma during an accident at a fundraiser – ultimately passing away.
Alyssa and her family won a $3 million settlement for his wrongful death and are set to start collecting, but Alyssa’s family and friends claim since her husband’s accident, she has spun out of control — drinking, partying and spending excessively. Does Alyssa say she thinks she has a problem? You won’t want to miss what happens during her ride to the show, and her unusual behavior with staff – including a Dr. Phil show first!Read More
Claire, a stay-at-home mom with four small children, says even though her engineer husband, Chris, provides a comfortable lifestyle financially, she cannot control the urge to shoplift once she enters a store.
Claire says she loves the thrill of taking merchandise so much, she continues to risk going to jail or having her children taken away because of her actions. Chris says he fears letting Claire hit rock bottom because she’s the mother of their children. And, meet another stay-at-home mom, Jeanine, who says she rarely lets her children leave home due to her fear of germs and getting sick. Dr. Travis Stork, host of The Doctors, advises Jeanine on the benefits of allowing “good bacteria” into your life in order to boost one’s immune system for healthier living, based on his recent book, The Lose Your Belly Diet: Change Your Gut, Change Your Life.Read More
Keirsten claims her boyfriend, Mike, has slammed her face into the car radio and repeatedly hit her in the head, giving her several black eyes and a bloody lip.
Even though Mike has been arrested twice for domestic battery, Keirsten says she refused to press charges because she loves Mike and he is a great father to her children. Mike admits he has hit Keirsten but says she is the one with the anger issues and has come at him in an aggressive manner, and he is often afraid and in defense mode. Keirsten’s parents, Renee and Paul, say they want their daughter to leave Mike before he kills her.Read More
Bobby says he wants nothing more than to peacefully co-parent with his ex-wife, Andrea, but he claims she’s a liar, a thief, and a sex-addict who exposes their 6-year-old son, Kayden, to her lifestyle.
He says not only is her bedroom a revolving door of men, she’s allowing her new boyfriend, Jordan, to meddle in his relationship with his son. Andrea, on the other hand, denies Bobby’s allegations and says Bobby is obsessed with ruining her life. She claims rather than focusing on co-parenting, Bobby harasses her, has slashed her tires, and sends photos she took with other men that he found in her iCloud to her boyfriend and others. Andrea’s new boyfriend, Jordan, calls Bobby a “deadbeat” father and claims he sends explicit and harassing messages to Andrea. Jordan says Bobby has done a background check on him, called his ex-wife fishing for information, and bad mouths him to Kayden.Read More
Donna and Len say they are estranged from their handsome, college-educated son, Brandon, who is on the run from the law.
Brandon says he’s “peacefully resisting” a federal arrest warrant by leaving town and heading to Hollywood to become a rock star. But Brandon’s parents aren’t blaming just him for making a mess of his life. They say they also blame his new wife, Chloe, who encouraged Brandon to “follow his dreams.” You won’t want to miss this family reunion. And, find out if Dr.Phil can help put this family back together again.Read More
A Dr. Phil exclusive: Former teen heartthrob David Cassidy sits down with Dr. Phil to discuss his shocking announcement that he is battling dementia.
Plus, Cassidy addresses rumors he was intoxicated during a recent California performance where fans recorded video of him stumbling and appearing to forget lyrics.Read More
Dr. Phil continues his conversation with Tom and Karen who say their 15-year-old daughter, Madison, is out of control. Both parents say if one troubled teen wasn’t enough, Madison is now corrupting her 13-year-old sister, Liz.
Tom and Karen say they are so terrified of their two teenage daughters that every night they put their house on lockdown and barricade themselves into their bedroom to avoid attacks. Karen says Liz has become Madison’s partner in crime and now the 13-year-old has already been in trouble with police. The parents say they fear that their fractured family cannot be put back together. Today, for the first time, meet Liz, who has harsh words for her parents as emotions run high both on stage with Dr. Phil and backstage after taping.Read More
Tom and Karen say their 15-year-old daughter, Madison, is out of control.
Tom says he has served seven tours of duty in the Middle East commanding troops but says he has faced his scariest and most dangerous enemy in his own home. Tom and Karen say the police have been called 100 times and Madison has been charged four times with domestic abuse for physically attacking Tom. In addition, they claim Madison has stolen their car 30 times, and most recently, Tom says Madison was in an 80-mile-per-hour car chase — while high on drugs, with a friend carrying a gun — which ended with the car being totaled. Tom and Karen say they desperately need Dr. Phil’s help as they fear for their lives.Read More