Twenty-year-old Laurie Deppies vanished without a trace 26 years ago from her boyfriend, Marc’s, apartment parking lot at around 10 p.m.
The only clue she left behind was a cup on the roof of her 1984 Volkswagen Bug. Marc claims Laurie’s mother, Mary, blamed him for not being there for Laurie to protect her. Marc and Mary haven’t seen each other in 15 years but come together to discuss what happened to Laurie. A psychic detective gives Marc and Mary some possible new clues. And Dr. Phil helps Marc find some closure.Read More
Penny says when she lost her close friend, Glena, she offered comfort to Glena’s grief-stricken husband, Glen, but was shocked when he leaned over and tried to kiss her on the day of the memorial service.
Within days, Glen says he revealed his true feelings for Penny, but she says she felt like she was betraying her dead friend. Nonetheless, just three months after the funeral, Penny and Glen were married. But Penny also fell ill and claims while she was in the hospital, Glen told her best friend, Paula, that she was dying. Not only that, Penny claims he asked Paula to move in, replace her as a mother to their now 4-year-old daughter, and marry him, which Glen denies. Although Penny survived — she says she doubts her marriage can. Emotions run high when Paula confronts Glen, resulting in him having a panic attack, causing emergency services to rush to the studio.Read More
Eighteen-year-old Maddie says she doesn’t have an eating disorder even though her mother, Melissa, stepfather, Greg, and grandmother, Linda, claim Maddie is slowly starving herself to death.
Standing tall at 5’10, Maddie says if it wasn’t for her family, she would weigh less than 100 pounds. Her mother says Maddie has been in and out of the hospital every other month for dehydration, can’t get up a flight of steps without being out of breath, passes out in the shower, sleeps all day, and even quit school. But Maddie says everyone needs to calm down because she’s in control. Does Dr. Phil think Maddie is in control or in need of help?Read More
Lori says her handsome nephew, John, went from a high school star athlete to a losing gambler.
She claims John has lost every penny he has ever made, has ruined his parents’ credit, can’t keep a job, and can’t provide for his three sons, who are all under 2 years old. John’s girlfriend, Sarah, says John is a good dad, but she had to move in with her parents because John doesn’t do anything to support his children. John’s mom, Shelly, claims John lives in her basement and steals money from her but says she just doesn’t have the heart to kick him out. John’s older brother Bobby says his mother is a big part of the problem. She pays for all of John’s food, doesn’t make him pay rent, and John’s never even done his own laundry. Lori and Bobby say it’s time for John to be held accountable, and it’s time for some tough love from Shelly. Can Dr Phil help with this family intervention?Read More
Anita and her daughter Alexa both wrote into the show desperately seeking help after they say an incident three years ago left their family shattered.
Alexa’s now ex-husband entered Anita’s house with a loaded gun in hand. Anita claims she was able to get him out the door, keeping her daughter and baby grandson safe. Alexa says her little boy is now caught in the crosshairs of the drama. She says she had to cut off her ex-mother-in-law, Charie’s, visitations with her grandson because Alexa claims Sherry still thinks her son is blameless for that day and even blames Alexa. Charie says she did nothing to deserve this alienation, and her grandson is her best friend. She’s now taking Alexa to court to fight for her rights as a grandmother.Read More
Kelly says her family is in crisis. She says her 24-year-old daughter, Alicia, is suffering from many debilitating health issues as a result of her PTSD.
According to Kelly, Alicia needs constant care, and after hundreds of seizures and almost daily paramedic visits, the whole family is at their breaking point. Alicia claims her PTSD is caused by the horrific sexual abuse she allegedly had to endure as a child. Alicia claims this includes being gang-raped in the woods by seven men and being forced to watch animals being tortured and mutilated. Despite this shocking story, Kelly’s sister, Suzanne, says that Kelly’s coddling of Alicia and the family’s chaotic and stressful environment is the real problem.Read More
Kelly claims she’s being stalked by Dana, a woman she’s never met.
She says Dana was a member of her secret Facebook group of 700 designed to help women with depression and anxiety. Kelly says she thought Dana was going to be a great addition to the group and even made her one of the group’s leaders. But Dana says when she questioned Kelly’s advice-giving, Kelly kicked her out of the group and became a cyberbully. But Kelly says Dana is the cyberbully because Dana got Kelly fired from her job. What happens when these two women meet each other for the first time with Dr. Phil?Read More
Ryan says he filed for divorce from his wife of four-and-a-half years, Danielle, because he claims she worked as a sugar baby, had an affair, and engaged in sexually deviant behavior for money.
However, Ryan claims he withdrew the divorce once Danielle told him that her behavior was linked to childhood abuse. Ryan claims he didn’t buy his wife’s excuse and insisted she take a polygraph test. Even though Danielle admits to being a sugar baby and cheating on Ryan, she says she never “prostituted” herself. She claims Ryan made up that and other spiteful lies in an attempt to have their 2-year-old daughter taken from her.Read More
Dr. Phil continues his conversation with Cheryl and Jane, whose children are missing, and Di, whose son was shot and killed while driving in a quiet southwest Bakersfield neighborhood.
The three mothers say they believe their children’s cases are connected. An affiliate reporter from KGET-TV, Olivia LaVoice, has been covering the story and talks to Dr. Phil about what she has discovered and not reported on yet. Plus, hear from a former police detective and former FBI profiler who share a detailed description of what they believe happened, and who the possible suspect or suspects may be.Read More
Cheryl and Jane say their two children disappeared without a trace within a month of each other, and in the middle of that, Di says her son was shot and killed.
Is this a coincidence, or are these three cases somehow connected? Cheryl, Di and Jane say their children had mutual friends and ran in the same circles. Di says her son told her something cryptic two weeks before he was killed. Find out what he said that has Di on high alert and worried about her other son.Read More
Vera says her 22-year-old son, Michael, always had a comfortable life. But when she got diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, her son’s life was turned upside down.
She says Michael is now negative, lazy, hates rules, and spends days lounging on the couch and watching daytime TV. Vera says now she’s dealing with stage-four cancer and she’s worried Michael will end up homeless after she passes away. Can Dr. Phil help this family?
Then, Isaac says his mother, Christina, has told him multiple times that he ruined her life. Christina was just 15 years old when she gave birth to him. Christina says the problem is Isaac’s lack of respect. She claims he has sent her horrible texts calling her a monster, snotty, not wife material and saying she was never a mom to him. Isaac says their relationship is dysfunctional but this is the closest they have ever been.Read More
Andy and his wife, Bridget, say they were petrified after receiving a call from a scammer posing as a kidnapper who claimed he was holding their daughter, Sam, hostage for ransom money.
Dr. Phil explains to the frightened couple that this trending scam is called “virtual kidnapping,” as he instructs the audience on how to recognize these types of scammers.
Then, Dr. Phil meets with Debra Newell, the real woman behind the popular podcast and hit Bravo series Dirty John. Debra was a single, successful business owner who had raised her four children when she decided she was ready to go online to try to find love. Then, Debra met John, a man who first seemed like a charming, intelligent doctor but later revealed he was emotionally abusive with a dangerous and criminal past. Detective Julia Bowman also talks about how unbeknownst to Debra, she had arrested John in 2013 for stalking and harassing an ex, and he later tried to put a hit out on the detective.Read More
Megan says that six months ago, she was shocked to discover that her sister-in-law, Lindsay, was hiding a dark secret, and her brother, Chad, was covering up for her.
Megan says all was exposed after Lindsay was arrested for allegedly being under the influence of heroin and crashing her SUV into multiple cars with her infant son in the backseat. That’s when Megan says Chad came clean about Lindsay’s long-term drug addiction. Megan says he even admitted that Lindsay overdosed while three months pregnant, and their baby was born addicted. Megan says despite everything, Chad is giving his wife another chance and allowing Lindsay to be alone with their infant son. Lindsay insists she is six months sober, but is she telling the truth?Read More
It’s a story Dr. Phil has been deeply involved in for over 13 years, and with an estimated 10,000 current members, one he vows to continue to cover until the alleged abuse in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints stops.
It’s been more than a decade since FLDS prophetic leader Warren Jeffs was arrested and sentenced to life in prison, but despite Jeffs being behind bars, some of his devoted followers are still active and dispersed across the country. Today, Dr. Phil speaks with two former FLDS members who take viewers inside this controversial religious group. Marirlynn claims her sexual abuse, all in the name of God, began at just 4 years old. Ian says Warren Jeffs is his uncle. He says Jeffs told him, as a little boy, he’d “burn in hell” if he didn’t obey. Ian says he was kicked out at 15 and hasn’t spoken with his mother or father in eight years.Read More
Three years ago, after attempting to summon UFOS, Debbie says she began seeing aliens and other apparitions in and around her home.
Debbie says she thought she was going crazy or had possibly opened a portal to hell. But now, Debbie says she has figured out why she is having these strange visions. Debbie believes she is being electronically harassed. She believes whoever is harassing her has somehow tampered with her optic nerve and is projecting false images of aliens! Even worse, she says these electronic harassers are now using other torture methods, including electric shock and gang stalking, just to mess with her mind. Debbie’s husband, Tony, says he believes Debbie has a mental illness. He says Debbie’s constant talk of aliens and electronic harassment is hurting their marriage because he simply doesn’t believe it, and it leads to constant arguments. Is Debbie really being electronically harassed? Can Dr. Phil help her? Find out!Read More
Ayanna says she is the reincarnation of Pocahontas.
She claims she even has memories from the 1600s. But reincarnation has its drawbacks, as she claims being Pocahontas has contributed to her being homeless, unemployed, and the black sheep of her family. Until today, she kept her reincarnation a secret from her parents, as she claims even though she’s “completely normal,” they already wanted to medicate her and turn her into a “zombie.” Ayanna’s parents, Robert and Robin, claim their daughter is violent and out of control. Robert claims she has attacked him on several occasions, even once while he was driving! They say they’re absolutely certain their daughter is mentally ill. Can Dr. Phil somehow get this family all on the same page? Find out!Read More
For nearly five decades, acclaimed actor Kathy Bates has forged a career captivating audiences. She hit stardom with films such as Misery and Titanic.
An Academy Award-winning actor, she has not stopped for one single second, also taking home two Emmys for the hit TV shows Two And A Half Men and American Horror Story. The unstoppable Kathy Bates found out some shocking news several years ago about her health that could have stalled her career. Today, she is a two-time cancer survivor and also lives with the disease lymphedema. She works with advocates at the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) to raise money and awareness about the condition.Read More
Renee and Lee insist their 6-year-old granddaughter is not safe in the care of her parents, Chris and Jessica, because they are severe alcoholics.
Despite admitting their alcoholism, Chris and Jessica insist they are great parents, and claim Chris’ parents stole their daughter from them when they demanded Chris and Jessica sign over temporary guardianship of their little girl. Dr. Phil shows Renee and Lee shocking footage of what his cameras captured during Chris and Jessica’s home interviews. After seeing the footage, will Chris and Jessica still stand by their position that their drinking does not place their daughter in danger?Read More
Jacquelyn and her husband, Jody, say their 21-year-old daughter, Hannah, is a former cheerleader and Sunday school student who was always a loving child.
But, according to her parents, out-of-the-blue, at age 15, Hannah got in trouble with police for stealing a bottle of perfume. And since then, Jacquelyn claims her daughter has lived a life of crime, which includes a criminal record for stealing and crashing a car, possession of drugs and resisting arrest. They even suspect she has worked as an escort to support a lifestyle of constant partying, which Hannah denies. While Hannah admits she loves to party, she says her parents are way too strict, naive and Christian to understand anything about having fun. She claims she was always just a rebellious person and even manipulative — a trait she claims she learned from her mother!Read More
Elizabeth claims her ex-husband, Brian, is an evil, manipulative liar who has brainwashed their son against her.
She says her son is angry, defiant, and constantly begs her to go back to living with his father. Elizabeth claims Brian discusses their court appearances with their son and even told him she wanted to abort him. Elizabeth says she wouldn’t be surprised if Brian convinces their son to stab her in her sleep! Brian says he doesn’t need to brainwash their son because the boy can see for himself that his mother is a vindictive liar. According to Brian, Elizabeth is unfit and unstable and has tried to commit suicide three times. Brian claims the only reason Elizabeth has custody of their son is because she conspired with two of Brian’s ex-girlfriends to file false charges against him. Can Dr. Phil bring these warring exes together to co-parent?Read More