Krissie wrote to Dr. Phil desperate for help with her 23-year-old son, Justin. Krissie claims Justin has a problem with stealing and in the last few years has stolen thousands of dollars in cash, credit cards and personal items from her and her husband, Randy.
Krissie says everything out of her son’s mouth is a lie and she is pleading for Dr. Phil to help Justin learn to take accountability for his actions so he can grow up and move out of their house. Justin says his parents are to blame for the person he has become. He claims he had no way to learn a work ethic when everything was given to him and doesn’t see a reason why everything shouldn’t continue to be given to him.Read More
Blake’s younger sister, Lauren, was held captive in a closet by their mother and stepfather for six years.
Blake says she was “brainwashed” by her parents into believing that Lauren deserved to be in the closet. She says she and her siblings referred to Lauren as “that girl,” “it,” and “the problem.” Blake says she tried to help Lauren by sneaking her food and bathing her. Blake also says she’s carried guilt for not rescuing her little sister.Read More
Lauren was held captive in a closet by her mother and stepfather, Barbara and Kenneth, from the ages of 2 to 8 years old.
She says during the six excruciating years, she was tortured, starved, and abused. She says since her rescue, she has struggled to regain control of her life. Lauren says she suffers from flashbacks, nightmares and night terrors – which she says leave her paralyzed with fear. Lauren’s girlfriend, Janae, says she’s witnessed them firsthand and fears for Lauren’s life.Read More
Marcedes, a wife and a mother of two, recently revealed on social media that she was leading a double life as an escort, a secret she even kept from her own husband, Andrew.
She also says Andrew just learned that he is not the father of their youngest child — Marcedes’ former client is. She says she came to the Dr Phil Show to come clean about her past and get help to change her behavior. Andrew admitted he knew Marcedes was stripping when they first met, but says he only found out about her escorting when he confronted her about their youngest child’s paternity. He says he is ready to divorce Marcedes but wants her to get help for the sake of their children.Read More
Tabitha says she has no problem with her husband Gary being a self-proclaimed “virtuous pedophile.”
Five years into their marriage, after they had already taken in young foster children, Gary revealed his secret confession to his wife: he’s attracted to little girls. Gary insists he does not act on his urges, and Tabitha says she believes him. She says she is also comfortable with Gary spending time with their young granddaughters. But Gary’s ex-foster daughter tells a different story. The girl who was just 10 years old when she lived with Gary comes face to face with him and makes some shocking accusations.
Jerica says she’s sick and tired of her ex-husband Kody’s new wife, Kim, labeling her 8-year-old son, Michael, as a troubled child with behavioral problems who could even be a serial killer in the making.
Kim and Kody say Jerica is not around to parent after losing custody of the boy because of drug addiction, so she does not know that Michael has gone from a sweet child to a troubled boy who has tried to harm his baby brother and has even killed chickens on their property. Dr. Phil listens carefully to both sides and also reviews a videotape Jerica has which she claims is evidence that Kim is coaching her son. Will Kody and Kim decide to cooperate with Jerica in parenting 8-year-old Michael?Read More
Akeeya claims her mother, Annie, is delusional and believes that Michael Jackson wrote his hit song “Smooth Criminal” about her.
Annie, a former model and mother of three, says she was in a physically abusive relationship at the time the song was written and says it describes what was happening in her life. Annie says the King of Pop even mentions her name 46 times in the song because he wanted her to know he was aware of the abuse and wanted to know if she was OK. But Akeeya claims her mother is so delusional that she is refusing to work and currently living on the streets with her 14-year-old daughter, because she believes she is going to cash in on the royalties to the song. Who is “Annie” in “Smooth Criminal?” Michael Jackson’s former sound/audio engineer reveals the truth.Read More
Michelle says on her first dinner date with Tom, whom she met on a dating website in 2009, she introduced him to her five kids, and within a year she was pregnant with Tom’s baby.
Soon after that first date, they were married and six years and two kids later, Michelle and Tom are divorced with their young children stuck in the middle of a bitter custody dispute. Tom claims Michelle tried to hire someone to kill him and refuses to let him see or have any contact with his two sons whatsoever. Michelle denies trying to hire a hitman but admits she has kept their children from Tom because she claims he is a “dangerous narcissist” who believes he is “90 percent smarter than the rest of the human race” and has physically attacked her and their children – an accusation Tom denies. Dr. Phil introduces the couple to Dr. John Chirban, a member of the Dr. Phil advisory board who holds a doctorate with distinction from Harvard University and is the author of Collateral Damage: Guiding and Protecting Your Child Through the Minefield of Divorce, who offers his invaluable insight on this couple’s situation and talks about his key findings from his “Children and Divorce National Survey.”Read More
Twenty-two-year-old Sara, mom to a 2-year-old daughter, is dating Matt, a registered sex offender.
Matt, 34, was convicted of indecent assault and corruption of a minor; however he insists he is innocent. Sara’s parents, Anne and Dovelle, claim they are terrified that Matt might do something to their granddaughter and say they will seek custody if Sara doesn’t leave Matt. Sara wants Dr. Phil’s help to prove to her family that Matt is not a liar or a sexual predator.Read More
Crystal claims her ex-husband, Christian, has grabbed her by the throat, thrown her to the ground and literally hears God talking to him.
She claims Christian’s behavior has become so erratic that she has banned him from seeing their 12-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son because she doesn’t know what he might do.Christian, however, denies ever being violent toward Crystal or his children. He and his current wife, Amy, say Crystal is the problem and has turned the children against their father and uses them as a weapon to get money. Is Crystal protecting her children or is she keeping them away from their father out of spite?Read More
Terry and her ex, John, say they want their “homeless, lazy” son David to give legal custody of his 2-year-old son to them.
Terry and John claim their grandson is surviving on milk and crackers, wearing filthy clothes, and drinking out of a moldy sippy cup. David, however, disputes these claims and refuses to hand over custody, even though he admits that he is struggling.Read More
April and Nate want help for their 16-year-old daughter, Annalisa, who they say they believe is prostituting herself for money and doing drugs.
Annalisa’s aunt and uncle, Tanya and Dave, say they believe Nate and April are “doing a horrible job” at parenting Annalisa. They say they’re afraid that if something doesn’t happen soon, their niece will die. April and Nate say they have tried everything and want Dr. Phil’s help in order to save their daughter’s life.Read More
Jeremy says he believes his wife, Kelly, is trying to poison him to death by putting borax in his food and drinks, so she can collect his insurance money.
He says he also suspects Kelly is cheating with multiple men and is covering her tracks. Jeremy claims he has evidence supporting his claims including: soda bottles and urine samples that contain borax. Kelly emphatically denies poisoning or cheating on her husband. She claims borax was in her car so she could make bouncy balls with her children.Read More
Christina says she believes the wrong man was given a life sentence for her son Stephin’s murder.
She says she believes it was her son’s good friend, Devin, who is guilty of pulling the trigger. But Devin says he did not have the gun, load the gun or shoot the gun that killed his friend; he says he was just there when it happened, and he has served his time for negligent homicide in connection with Stephin’s death. Christina claims Devin is a liar and did pull the trigger, and says she does not understand why he did not serve a longer sentence. See what happens when Dr. Phil asks Devin to take a lie detector test. Does Devin have any answers for Christina about her son’s murder? Watch as Dr. Phil carefully unravels clues as he works to help Christina heal from the aftermath of her son’s murder.Read More
An attorney convicted of charges related to hypnotizing several female clients and sexually assaulting them was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Former clients claim they hired attorney Michael Fine to handle their divorce, but claim they were hypnotized during legal meetings and when they awoke from the hypnosis, their clothing was askew, and they had no memory of the encounter. Two alleged victims speak out for the first time.Read More
Adrienne says her mother, Cathy’s, severe anxiety has her believing she is dying every day from a life-threatening illness.
Adrienne says in just the past six months, her mother has seen over 75 doctors and specialists, and called 911 and been taken by ambulance to the hospital multiple times a week. After over 100 blood tests, CAT scans, and MRIs, Adrienne says Cathy refuses to accept the non-life threatening results. Adrienne says her mother refuses to live in her own home and has moved in with her Aunt Deborah because she believes she needs her vitals monitored by someone constantly. Adrienne says her mother refuses to believe she is suffering from anxiety and believing she is dying has become her identity. Deborah, who says she’s had enough of chauffeuring her sister to doctor’s appointments and following the ambulances to the hospital, is desperate for Cathy to move out.Dr. Phil also meets two moms, Angie and Kathie, who say they both want to lose weight but struggle because they love eating together! Then meet the host of the Emmy Award-winning show, The Doctors, Dr. Travis Stork, who gives healthy advice based on his latest book, “The Lose Your Belly Diet.”Read More
Jessica says she was instantly attracted to Jason, known as “Tank D.,” one of the stars of CMT’s hit show Redneck Island and they started dating.
But now, Jessica claims the man she loved for over 18 months is an arrogant, self-centered narcissist who cares more about partying and verbally trashing her than their 6-month-old baby son. Jessica says she believes this reality show “celebrity” is not only a deadbeat dad but an abusive, manipulating narcissist who is acting inappropriately with his female fans and firmly believes he cheated on her with Katie, a co-star from Redneck Island. Jason says Jessica knew he was wild from the start and failed to tame his bad boy ways. He admits he’s called Jessica names but adamantly denies he’s ever been physically abusive toward her. Jason says Jessica needs to stop using their son as a manipulative tool, because they are not together. Jason 100 percent denies cheating with Katie on season 5 of Redneck Island, but Katie says otherwise — and in a shocking revelation, Katie reveals the full truth to Jessica. Will Jason continue to deny the affair or finally admit to cheating?
Eighteen-year-old Maddy’s family say they are terrified she is being “groomed” by a man in Argentina and are worried she is going to be sold as a sex slave! Maddy’s mom, Tonia, says Maddy met her “boyfriend,” 19-year-old Andres, through a video game 13 months ago and ever since then, she’s been determined to fly to Argentina and start a new life with a man she has never met in person. Maddy says that Andres has promised her a place to live, money to spend and even assured Maddy he would assist her with getting schooling once she arrives in Argentina. Maddy says the reason she came on the Dr. Phil show is so she can prove her family wrong, because she says she knows there is no way her online boyfriend is the sex trafficking criminal her family believes he could be. Is Andres the person he claims to be? See what happens!Read More
Grace wrote into the show because she says she fears for the wellbeing of her 14-month-old nephew and her mother, Pam.
Grace claims her sister Ashlan abandoned her son, leaving Pam to raise the child, because she says Ashlan’s only priorities are “stripping, partying, and picking up ‘sugar daddies.’” Ashlan says that she doesn’t think she’s a bad mom at all, in fact she thinks Grace and her mom need to back off and stop making such horrible claims. Ashlan says she only strips to support her son but that her family doesn’t understand that. Can Dr. Phil help this family end their fighting for the sake of the infant caught in the middle?Read More