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
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
When Jennifer, a mother of six, appeared on the show, she had been charged with first-degree criminal abuse in the death of her 10-year-old son, Dominic, who died from an overdose of hydrocodone and sepsis.
Even though Jennifer was a registered nurse, she says she failed to see the signs that her son was seriously ill and did not immediately take him to the hospital, leading to his death. But Dominic is not the only one of Jennifer’s children who has died mysteriously in her family. Years earlier, Jennifer’s 2-month-old son, Ezekial, died from SIDS. What happened the day Dominic died? How did Jennifer miss the signs that her son was seriously ill? And, Jennifer’s husband, Joseph, spoke to Dr. Phil from jail. What did he have to say about the death of his 10-year-old son?
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Rachel says she hates her mother, Aundrea, who she insists is not only an embarrassment to her and her family, but also stole her childhood due to Aundrea’s alcoholism and prescription pill addiction.
From reportedly showing up drunk to Rachel’s 5th-grade birthday party in front of Rachel’s classmates and driving Rachel’s carpool intoxicated, to being arrested multiple times for DUI and shoplifting, Rachel says she doesn’t know if she can ever forgive her mother. Aundrea admits she’s an alcoholic and a liar, and claims she is keeping two dark and embarrassing secrets from her family that could cause her to serve serious prison time. How will her family handle Aundrea’s shocking confessions?Read More
Cherie says she feels betrayed by her husband, Terry, who she recently found out has been cheating throughout their 11-year relationship.
To make matters worse, Cherie found out Terry fathered another child with Crystal, who claims Terry never told her about Cherie or their two children. Terry says he is a real life “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” who claims he has memory loss and does not recollect many details of his affairs. Terry says he is not even sure Crystal’s child is actually his. Terry wants to put the past behind him and move on with Cherie, but will Cherie accept him back? Crystal says she is tired of Terry lying and avoiding his problems and says he needs to own up to his responsibilities as the father of her child.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
Janyce says she was shocked when she discovered that her son, Chance, was transitioning to female, going by the name Hope. Now, she says she is fearful as Hope wanders the streets of Hollywood as a sex worker.
Hope says her goal is to earn enough money to complete her transition. Hope’s grandmother, Jan, says Hope is still legally “Chance,” and she is very upset Hope never apologized for stealing and taking advantage of her before leaving without saying goodbye years ago. Emotions run high during this rocky reunion. Will Janyce and her mother ever truly accept Hope as a daughter and granddaughter? Will Hope be able to stop taking dangerous risks and get her life on track while making her transition?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
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
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
Joelle says her 28-year-old former high school cheerleader daughter, Kaitlin, is now 6 months pregnant with her third child and addicted to heroin.
But Kaitlin’s sister Amy blames their mom for Kaitlin’s addiction. She claims she’s such an enabler, she even helped Kaitlin buy drugs on the streets of Los Angeles the day before Kaitlin met Dr. Phil. Kaitlin says she can kick her habit on her own, but when Dr. Phil offers her a referral to rehab, you won’t believe the fight she puts up.Read More
Dr. Phil continues his conversation with Angie who claims her stepfather, Ralph, routinely sexually abused her as a teen to teach her how to be a good wife and sexually please a man when she grew up.
And Angie says that her stepfather didn’t stop with her. She claims after she gave birth to her daughter Hannah, Ralph turned his attention, affection, and sexual abuse toward her. For the first time in 15 years, Angie and Hannah come face-to-face with Ralph, who adamantly denies the allegations. In an attempt to prove his innocence, Ralph agrees to take a polygraph examination. What does the test reveal?Read More
Angie claims her stepfather, Ralph, routinely sexually abused her as a teen to teach her how to be a good wife and sexually please a man when she grew up. And Angie says that her stepfather didn’t stop with her.
She claims after she gave birth to her daughter Hannah, Ralph turned his attention, affection and sexual abuse toward her. Angie and Hannah also claim Grandma Leta knew all about the abuse. In fact, they say sometimes Leta was right there, literally looking the other way, and sometimes, actually delivering food to Ralph in the bathtub while they say he was doing the unthinkable to Hannah. Ralph adamantly denies abusing either Angie or Hannah, and Leta says she never saw anything that would indicate any abuse ever took place.Read More
On July 19, 2011, tragedy struck when innocent 6-year-old Lauren was killed by her mother, Allison’s, (then) boyfriend – stabbed over 20 times while her twin sister was in the bed next to her.
Allison says in the time that’s passed, her life hasn’t gotten easier, but she’s just learned to live differently and has dealt with a lot of criticism after the media picked up the story. John, Allison’s ex-husband and the father of Lauren, says that he too lost a daughter and is now losing contact with his two surviving children because he claims Allison is keeping them from him. Can this family get on a path toward healing after such a brutal and senseless loss?Read More
Nineteen-year-old Kalli was a college student with good grades on a basketball scholarship but has admittedly thrown it all away for the party lifestyle as a sugar baby – dating older men for money and gifts.
Kalli explains to Dr. Phil that her lifestyle is not dangerous, as her mother, Michelle, and older sister, Taylor, are making it out to be. Michelle and Taylor say they are terrified that Kalli could get hurt or killed since Kalli is basically prostituting herself out to strange men and saying she gets a “high” off it. They also claim she shoplifts and has disturbing fantasies about torture and control. So what is really going on with Kalli? Kalli’s Grandma Karen agrees her granddaughter is in trouble but says she believes it’s her own daughter, Michelle, who is to blame for being a negligent parent! And, hear from Kalli’s father, Mo, who makes a tearful plea for Kalli to get her life together.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
Christe and her mother, Marilyn, both wrote to Dr. Phil: Christe claiming her 43-year-old brother Ryan is being “enabled” by Marilyn and their father, Joey, while Marilyn said Christe has severed communication with her because of her “jealous and judgmental” attitude toward Ryan.
Ryan, who currently lives with Joey and admits he has no steady job, smokes marijuana and is driven to a methadone clinic regularly by Marilyn or Joey, claims Christe is “psycho” and a “pathological liar” who wants to sabotage his recovery. Can Dr. Phil get to the heart of this family’s estrangement?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