Amy claims she fell in love with her adoptive son Nick the moment she became his adoption counselor when he was just 12 years old.
But since adopting him herself, she now claims he’s become out of control — from threatening to kill her family and being physically abusive, resulting in the police being called six times, to even being affiliated with gangs. Amy says in a desperate attempt to help her adoptive son, she tracked down Nick’s biological mother, Lupita, who Nick hadn’t seen in 10 years since losing her rights to him, to see if maybe Lupita could help. Amy claims that has backfired terribly and says Lupita is out to sabotage her relationship with Nick and turn him against her family. Today, Amy and Lupita face off in an attempt to prove who is a better parent for Nick.Read More
When Bill first appeared on Dr. Phil four years ago, he was on 12 different international dating websites, spent $50,000 and had been to Russia and the Ukraine three different times looking for his future wife.
After the show, Bill says he moved back overseas where he met and married Gulshan. But the marriage only lasted nine months, and Bill eventually moved back to the U.S. to live with his 90-year-old mother, Pearl. Shortly after returning, Bill says he rekindled his relationship with Gulshan, and that Pearl invited her to move in with them. Just five days after arriving in the States, Gulshan says Pearl kicked them out with no place to live. Will Pearl allow Bill to move back into her home? Plus, hear updates on some of the most talked-about guests over the years.Read More
Dorothy says she moved her sister, Denise, and niece, Tanyadawn, away from the bad neighborhood where Tanyadawn grew up in order to fulfill her dying mother’s last wish.
Denise claims Tanyadawn has always been picked on by other girls because she is so pretty. Now, fighting has landed her daughter with a serious felony charge. Trying to break away from her negative upbringing, 17-year-old Tanyadawn struggles to find her way while juggling a newborn baby, school and criminal probation. Can Dr. Phil help the teen break the self-destructive patterns to which she has become accustomed?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
The exclusive interview with Mischa Barton. The former The O.C. actress speaks out for the very first time following the shocking headlines that she claims she was secretly recorded having sex and that the recording is being shopped to porn sites.
The starlet also sets the record straight about a recent disturbing video that shows her ranting incoherently in her West Hollywood backyard.Read More
Kristin says she hates her mother, Marna, who she claims is a pathological liar and a drunk who thrives on attention and drama.
Marna, who admits she’s a liar, reveals to Dr. Phil the outrageous lies she says she’s been telling everyone, including her fiancé Mark. And, hear about the secret that shocks everyone – including Dr. Phil.Read More
Sisters Amy, Alisa and Susan say they want their mom, Tammy, to acknowledge and accept that Alisa was sexually abused multiple times as a child by two different men.
They also want their mom to apologize for not acting on the information and failing to protect Alisa. Tammy says she did what she thought was right at the time. Amy also claims that Tammy’s husband, Wendell, exposed himself to her then 2-year-old son – a claim Wendell adamantly denies. Can Dr. Phil help this family get the answers they’re searching for?Is Unbelievable Drama Dividing Your Family?Read More
Brandi says she met Max and thought he was her knight in shining armor. She says she moved him into her house with her three children only months after dating.
Brandi says she thought she had the perfect family until she found out that Max had been cheating on her since the beginning of their relationship. Max claims that he loves Brandi but has cheated on her more times than he can even count. He says he has sex with other women just because he can. However, Max says he loves Brandi and wants to make it work in order to save their marriage.Read More
Brooke says she turned to God three years ago to help her get through tough times. But her husband, Jack, says his wife has gone to extremes with her new beliefs – he says she thinks God and Jesus speak to her and through her.
Jack says it’s causing problems in their marriage because he claims that when he challenges her about God, she becomes unrecognizable and full of rage — red-faced, bulging eyes, spitting and screaming at him. Brooke says all she wants is for Jack to treat her with dignity and respect and to really listen to her beliefs without question. Find out the haunting discovery Dr. Phil makes from Brooke’s past that may help Jack understand why Brooke has changed.Read More
Last year, the Netflix docuseries “Making a Murderer” had everyone binge watching and buzzing over whether or not Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey murdered photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005.
For the first time in 10 years, three major players of this murder mystery, defense attorney Jerry Buting, former prosecutor Ken Kratz and co-lead investigator Tom Fassbender, reunite and reveal details viewers never saw in the series that may leave you questioning who really killed Teresa. Did the police frame Steven? Is he really innocent? And was Brendan’s confession coerced by the police? Plus Ken Kratz talks about how he believes the series made him out to be the “villain,” and he says he’s ready to set everyone straight.Read More
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