Sixteen-year-old Brittney is a high school dropout who claims she is too smart for school and wants to be a famous YouTube star.
Brittney admits that while working on her career, she spends her days hanging out with boys at the skate park, drinking and smoking marijuana. Her parents, Kimber and Tim, say she is a manipulator who has zero ambition and needs to get her act together. Brittney claims her parents are her problem – especially her mother, who Brittney accuses of being a liar and even a thief! Dr. Phil investigates why Brittney’s dad along with his parents, Ben and Linda, claim Kimber and Brittney are tearing their entire family apart.Read More
Susan says her son, Hans, legally changed his named to “Sexy Vegan.” She says Sexy constantly promotes himself as the “Vegan Messiah,” has tattooed his name on his forehead, walks the streets wearing nothing but a Speedo, and carries a full-length mirror wherever he goes.
Susan says Sexy has been arrested 15 times and that she has spent over $100,000 of her late husband’s $11 million inheritance on bailing him out. Raquel says she’s fed up with her brother and mother’s behavior. She says her mother is an enabler who is hopelessly devoted to supporting her 35-year-old brother, who she says is an embarrassment to the family. Sexy says he changed his name “for the liberation of 70 million animals.” He says Susan and Raquel want him to be a “Toyota when he’s a Ferrari.” He says he’s “too beautiful and talented” to have a 9 to 5 job and that is why his mother should support him. What will it take for Susan to stop enabling Sexy?Read More
Sixteen years ago, Greg and Amanda secretly married during college. Greg’s mother, Kathy, says when she found out, she showed her support by buying the newlyweds a plot of land adjacent to her home so they could build a house of their own.
Greg and Amanda built their home and had two sons, but say they had a much harder time building their marriage. Amanda says this is largely the fault of her mother-in-law. Amanda says Kathy initially came across as “elderly and sweet,” but, over the years Amanda claims Kathy has turned into a “monster-in-law” who is a “lying, vindictive, manipulative snake.” But Kathy claims Amanda has anger problems, has threatened to set her house on fire, punched Kathy on the side of her head five times before taking out a restraining order after claiming she was in danger and had her arrested. The two women haven’t spoken in over a year. Meanwhile, Greg and Amanda divorced with benefits, as they were still secretly seeing each other until two weeks ago when they broke up again. Amanda says she now has an ultimatum for her husband turned ex-husband turned boyfriend turned ex-boyfriend: “Choose between your mom or me.”Read More
Amy and Chris say their 19-year-old quadruplet son Chase, who was an honors student, dropped out of college after smoking marijuana just one time.
Chase claims his one experience with marijuana caused him to have a severe panic attack and since then, his brain feels mushy and he is in utter mental pain. But his older brother, Blaise, says he believes 60% of Chase’s symptoms are exaggerated in order to manipulate their parents. Blaise says their parents take Chase out for nice dinners, get him anything he wants and allow him to lie on the couch all day and complain. Amy and Chris admit they have coddled Chase since he has moved back home. The parents say since their son has moved home, he has terrorized the family, stolen Amy’s car and even choked his psychiatrist. Amy says Chase has been hospitalized eight times, and they do not know what is wrong with him. But Chase, who claims his mother kicked him out of the house, says he is suffering from mental problems and does not have behavior issues. Find out what Dr. Phil has to say to this family?Read More
Melissa says she still cries daily over her mother’s death which occurred a year-and-a-half ago, and it’s turning her home life into chaos. She says the incident single-handedly changed her life.
She says the death still haunts her to the point where it has now seriously affected the relationship with her boyfriend of three years, Dave. Melissa says she and Dave used to have a great relationship, but for some reason, everything has been intensified since her mother’s death. Now, she and Dave fight about everything, and he says their relationship is hanging on by a thread.
Plus, Dr. Phil follows up with Kaitlyn, who claims she survived years of abuse at the hands of her UFC fighter husband. She says she lied when Dr. Phil interviewed her three years ago, and she’s finally ready to tell the truth. Her mom, Karen, says she’s had years of hell over this but that it’s also time for her daughter to step up and be a mom. Find out how Dr. Phil gets real with both of these young women who wrote in desperate for his help.Read More
Janis claims her daughter is an entitled narcissist and has been extremely toxic since she was 5 years old, but says things took a turn when Brooklin moved to L.A. in search of stardom.
Brooklin was married to an NBA star and lived the fast life in Hollywood with socialites, fancy cars, designer purses, and drugs. According to her mother, Brooklin has been to seven rehab facilities, spending over $200,000 of her mother’s retirement savings. Brooklin claims that was her past life; she’s now drug-free and has found God, yet her mother still treats her like she’s some kind of monster. Brooklin says she just wants her mother to back off, be supportive, and let her be the star she was meant to be. But Janis says Brooklin is still making life miserable for the entire family and that she fears her daughter will end up in a grave. Find out if Brooklin takes Dr. Phil’s guidance?
Plus, does your past dictate your future? This was the very question AnnaRose King set out to answer in her first debut film ‘Good Enough.’ King joins Dr. Phil to discuss ‘Good Enough’ which she wrote, produced, directed and stars in, alongside Academy Award, Emmy, and Golden Globe-nominated Hollywood legend James Caan. The film explores feelings of grief, loss, and the yearning of wanting to know more about a parent who passed away far too soon; a topic very personal to AnnaRose.Read More
Twenty-year-old Billy, aka “Billy Early,” says the hip hop world would benefit from his presence. Billy’s mom, Michelle, admits her son is extremely talented, but says he refuses to get a real job and expects her and her husband, Tom, to foot the bill for his personal life.
They say they want him to get a real job instead of raging when they don’t give him money. But Michelle says Billy has experienced many traumas growing up, including feeling abandon by his dad. Are Tom and Michelle part of Billy’s problems?
And, Hanson celebrates the holiday season with a couple of great tunes from their new album “Finally It’s Christmas!”Read More
Two teenage girls go hiking in the woods of their small hometown in Indiana and are brutally murdered.
The mysterious deaths of Liberty German and Abigail Williams have haunted their families, and have left them relying on clues the girls left behind. In their final moments, did these best friends record images and audio of their killer?Read More
Kate, 19, grew up in the suburbs but according to her family, she’s acting like a thug, smoking weed, wearing baggy pants, and hanging with the wrong crowd.
She calls herself “Lul Kate” and has stopped going by Katelyn. She was even involved in a drive-by shooting. Kate’s sister, Ashley, wrote in to the show saying she’s worried her sister is going to end up dead. Kate’s mother, Donna, and her husband, Bob, claim Kate’s behavior is so out of control, they’ve had to install surveillance cameras in their home and change the lock on their door to stop her from stealing. After another screaming match a couple of weeks ago, they finally kicked her out of their home, and Kate’s been sleeping on the streets since. Donna says she did not raise Kate to be a “thug.” Donna and Ashley both agree there’s a good chance Kate will end up dead if she doesn’t get help!Read More
Christi and Nels say their 27-year- old daughter, Nicole, is an alcoholic who drinks up to a liter of vodka a day, has been hospitalized 15 times in the last four years due to alcohol poisoning, and has nearly died on five of those occasions.
They also say Nicole has been arrested and charged with three DUIs, was found passed out in a bus stop with a blood alcohol level of .41, and has even set her apartment on fire on two occasions. Nicole admits she’s an “extreme alcoholic,” and that she is a danger to herself and others around her. She says she drinks because she hates looking into the mirror and to help her escape from reality. Can Dr. Phil help Christi and Nels save their daughter?Read More
An 18-year-old Little Rock native vanishes without a trace. This headline-making story is an example of a nationwide epidemic: young women, their lives full of promise and hope, their fates shrouded in mystery.
What happened to 18-year-old Ebby Steppach? In the final hours before she disappeared, did she leave behind any clues? Today Dr. Phil shines a light on her story that has few answers, but many burning questions.Read More
Hollywood actress and model Teri Copley says she’s turning to Dr. Phil for help because she’s worried for the safety of her daughter, Ashley, and her 3-year-old granddaughter.
Teri claims her daughter’s boyfriend, Hector, is physically abusive. She claims Hector has repeatedly hurt her daughter and even broke her jaw, which Hector adamantly denies. Teri claims Ashley and Hector are jobless, homeless, and are regularly doing drugs and alcohol in front of their child. Ashley says her mom is a dictator who tries to control every aspect of her life. She says she’s in a loving relationship with Hector, and claims he has never been violent with her. Ashley claims her mom is willing to do and say anything to gain custody of her daughter. Hector says Teri has always hated him and treats him like a lesser person, and he has never been physically abusive with Ashley. Is there any way to bring this family together? See what happens when the family is confronted with shocking video evidence!Read More
Alisa formed a secret Facebook group called “Victims of Suzie.” She says there are 32 members, including her husband, Michael, and Johynne and Johynne’s granddaughter, Brittany, who claim Suzie has conned them out of money, furniture, horses, and in business; and the group is a safe place for them to talk about it.
Johynne and Brittany claim their horse’s throat was sliced, another horse had a bullet in its head, tires were slashed, locks tampered with, and their phones were hacked, and that they suspect Suzie is behind it all — but they say they have no proof. But Suzie says she is the real victim and when she found out about this secret group, she was shocked. She says she would never hurt a soul and can’t understand why this gang of bullies, some former friends of hers, say they are victims when she is the one under attack. Who does Dr. Phil think is the real victim: Suzie or the group?Read More
Jerica claims she has eight to 10 alters, or “programs,” that exist within her and have completely taken over her life.
She says “Jayne” is a party girl who likes to drink, is boy-crazy and spontaneous, and “Cleo” is an Ancient Egyptian woman who has superpowers and resurrects people. Jerica also says she has a “program” named “Urban Gangster” who is a male rapper and likes whiskey and the ladies. Jerica says these “programs” and several others work together to protect her from “bad things.” She says she wants to learn how to live a more functional life. Can Dr. Phil help Jerica get her life back on track?Read More
Jonathan says his ex-wife, Jessica, has convinced herself that she’s going blind.
He claims she’s so obsessed with proving that her eyes have “shifted” that she’s taken over 900 pictures of her eyes, walks around in circles to “relieve” the pain, and now spends her day sitting in complete darkness. He claims Jessica is neglecting their children, refuses to shower, eat, or get dressed. Jonathan says their two young children want their mother back, and he wants to convince her she’s not losing her sight. Jessica is adamant she’s going blind and admits taking care of her kids is no longer her priority. Jonathan’s mother, Kathleen, claims her ex-daughter-in-law is a “spoiled rotten brat” and her “illness” is all in her head. Can Dr. Phil help bring this family back together?Read More
Tasha says her daughter, Sierra, was a problem child from the start of her life.
Growing up, Tasha claims Sierra was no stranger to trouble. Tasha claims Sierra brought pot cupcakes to her high school and fed them to unsuspecting students, constantly lied, and falsely accused men of inappropriate sexual behavior. Tasha eventually started the emancipation process because she says she wanted to be released of the liability of her own daughter. Now, at 17, Sierra has run away far from her mother’s home to another state. Sierra faces her mother for the first time in more than a month. Sierra says she’s been on a spiritual journey to find herself, but it’s getting hard because she’s alone. Tasha says Sierra is no longer allowed in her home, but she loves her daughter with every fiber of her being. They come face to face to see if they can overcome their issues and begin the process to be a family again.Read More
Did a British glamour model fake her own kidnapping?
Chloe Ayling claims she was lured to a modeling shoot where she was abducted by masked men, drugged, restrained and held for six days. But, some are doubting her story after it was revealed the model didn’t tell police about shopping in public with her alleged kidnapper. In a daytime exclusive, she tells her story to Dr. Phil.Read More
Kaleigh says she hates her appearance so much that she rarely leaves her house.
Kayleigh says she spends every waking minute comparing herself to women she sees online; claiming to become obsessed with these women and spending hours imagining herself as them. Kayleigh allowed cameras to capture her extreme daily rituals that she keeps secret from everyone. How will her mother and boyfriend react to what they see? Plus, Kayleigh bravely left her house for the first time in two weeks to speak with Dr. Phil. Find out what caused her to have a volatile meltdown which almost caused her to be removed from the airplane – all captured on Dr. Phil cameras.Read More
In his final television interview before his tragic passing at the age of 67, singer, Partridge family star, and former teen idol David Cassidy gives a revealing interview to Dr. Phil about his private battles and his shocking dementia diagnosis.
And, a look back at his career that started it all.Read More
Lorraine says her nephew Tony glorifies rap culture and the “thug” life. Tony has told her that he is going to be a famous rapper and sign a million-dollar contract with a major record label.
But Lorraine claims Tony is a liar and is constantly making up stories. She claims Tony refuses to get a job, is constantly couch surfing and even gave up his now 6- and 9-year-old daughters three years ago, because he believed his aunt could give them more stability. Tony claims his music is taking off and after he leaves the show, he is going straight to the studio to sign a contract. The Dr. Phil show reached out to the record labels that Tony says are interested in him. Does he really have a contract waiting for him from a major record label? And Grammy nominated, multi-platinum music producer DJ Silk also has some advice for Tony. Find out what he has to say.Read More