Vanessa says she’s “knocking on death’s door.” She says she’s physically and mentally afraid of food, weighs only 90 pounds, and is convinced if she eats most foods she will choke and die. Her husband, Michael, says he’s at his wits’ end because Vanessa is slowly killing herself.
Michael says he wants her to seek help now. Can Dr. Phil help Vanessa before it’s too late? And who can forget Sexy Vegan? Viewers first met Sexy three months ago when he moonwalked across Dr. Phil’s stage, verbally abused his mother, and disrespected the audience. Dr. Phil was forced to get security to escort Sexy off stage. Today, Sexy is back. Will he apologize for his behavior?Read More
Kourtney and Kelly continue trying to convince their mother, Karla, that she’s not Mrs. Tyler Perry, but rather the victim of an online scammer who they claim has already cashed in on $100,000 of Karla’s retirement fund.
Time is running out for Karla to realize the truth before she spends the rest of her savings and alienates her entire support system. In the second part of this story, Karla finds out some shocking information about her online love who she’s never met in real life.Read More
Karla claims that she is in contact via online chats and texting with film industry legend Tyler Perry, and they are married.
There’s one hitch to this fairy-tale romance; she’s never even met the man she calls her new husband! Dr. Phil received an urgent anonymous email claiming the clock is ticking for Karla who’s blowing through her retirement fund to please her online love. Karla’s lost her job, house and friends, and alienated family members, and has even lost custody of her two younger children. Her two older daughters, Kelly and Kourtney, join their mother to get her to face the truth about her digital marriage dilemma with the help of Dr. Phil.Read More
Carrie says when she first met her husband, Steve, she saw him as her “knight in shining armor” and was swept away by their lifestyle of lavish vacations, fancy shopping sprees and fine dining, all funded by his six-figure paycheck.
But that all came to a halt when Steve traded in his high-paying Wall Street job to be a small businessman selling marijuana, which is legal for adults 21 and over to buy and use in his current home state. Steve says he chose this new line of work as it allowed him to be more accessible to their children, while he claims Carrie was an uninvolved mother and constantly drunk … a lifestyle which he says also contributed to her gaining twice her body weight and having multiple trips to rehab. This past year, the two separated, and Carrie’s parents, Charlie and Carolyn, allowed Carrie to move back home with them. However, Charlie and Carolyn have demanded that if Carrie lives with them rent-free, she must at least follow their one condition: she not abuse alcohol. Did she keep her end of the agreement? Find out when Carrie confesses several secrets to her family, hoping they will finally accept “who she really is.”Read More
Danuta and John say they have been to court more than 200 times during the past 20 years, and things now are as heated as ever.
She claims John sexually abused their son and daughter and accuses him of domestic violence.She says she won’t give up on proving this until the system sides with her. She claims she’s been victimized and even though she got sole custody of the children, she’s been denying John the right to see the children for years.
Their daughter, Monica, is now 20 and says she hates her father so much for what he did to her that she got a restraining order against him. But John says Monica didn’t always feel that way. He claims Danuta brainwashed both their children to believe he did the unthinkable. He denies all allegations of abuse and wrote to Dr. Phil for help to clear his name. Danuta also wrote to Dr. Phil saying it’s time, once and for all, for John to admit what he has done. John agrees to take a polygraph exam. What will the results reveal?
Dr. Phil is addressing what he feels is a red alert crisis in America: drug and alcohol addiction, which affects 28 million addicts. Over the past 16 seasons, Dr. Phil has been able to help nearly 500 guests with inpatient treatment for substance abuse.
Today, he will update some of their amazing recovery stories in hopes that they might inspire others who are struggling with addiction. Find out what happened to three sisters, Valeen, Amanda, and Tiffany, who were not only dangerously addicted to heroin, but also using it together every day. And what happen to Niki, who appeared on the show addicted, homeless, and pregnant? Niki returns to give her shocking update. Bethany said not even a medically induced coma and open heart surgery could get her to stop her dangerous heroin addiction — find out how she’s doing now. Plus, numerous past guests and their families return to the Dr. Phil stage to share their amazing stories of recovery.Read More
Sherrye emailed Dr. Phil desperate about the feud between her daughter, Hallie, and her 14-year-old granddaughter, Tatum.
Sherrye claims Tatum is putting herself in dangerous situations by meeting men online, and Hallie just doesn’t know how to handle it. The arguments get so bad that Tatum has been in and out of juvenile detention, and Tatum is currently living in a detention facility indefinitely. Hallie also emailed multiple times about her troubled teenage daughter. She says she feels like a prisoner in her own home. Hallie says she had to install a home alarm system and deadbolt locks to try and keep Tatum from sneaking out. But Sherrye says Hallie has a lot to do with Tatum’s behavior.Read More
Ever since Shirley kicked her 19-year-old daughter, Marie, out of the house for voting for Hillary Clinton, she says Marie has been living a dangerous life, drinking, doing drugs and, worst of all, making money as a sugar baby.
Marie’s behavior goes against Shirley’s strict Catholic upbringing, and Shirley says she doesn’t know where she went wrong with Marie, because her older sons, Jan and Scott, turned out OK. Jan says he feels responsible for Marie’s rebellion because of a dark family secret he was part of, but Dr. Phil discovers another dark secret the family has been hiding.Read More
Dr. Phil continues his conversation with Trisha, a mother and wife, who is live streaming her entire life. Catch up on part one of this two-part episode here.
Trisha claims she’s been bullied and harassed by her online “haters.” But Wendy, one of the women Trisha calls a “hater,” says it’s Trisha who has ruined people’s lives by live streaming their personal information, making negative comments about their appearance and even claiming they are convicts. Find out why Trisha was asked to leave the show and collapses on stage. And why did Dr. Phil almost have to call the paramedics?Read More
Trisha says she launched her YouTube channel “Truthfully Trisha” a year ago. She says not only is she dealing with her family’s disapproval but with people, she calls her “haters,” who she says are out to ruin her life.
Trisha claims her “haters” have told her to “kill herself,” have sent the police to do welfare checks six times, and even sent her a pizza with black pepper that sent her into anaphylactic shock. She also claims one of her “haters” stalked her while on vacation and hit her with her car when she confronted her. Trisha’s husband, Sean, says he’s fed up with his wife’s streaming. He says he wants her to shut down her channel and focus on their marriage. Can Dr. Phil help Trisha disconnect from her channel and help her focus on her family?
Tune in Tuesday for the conclusion of this two-part episode.
In 2016, flames tore through the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.
The wildfires were the deadliest Tennessee had ever seen, claiming the lives of over a dozen people while injuring approximately 134. Local resident Darlene says she lost her home, her business and even friends in the disaster. She says the fires changed her life forever in an unimaginable way, and she felt compelled to help others and joined a support group run by another resident, Melinda. Darlene claims it wasn’t long before she started to have serious suspicions that Melinda was “a scamming, lying, mentally unstable bully who scammed innocent victims.” Darlene claims Melinda wrote on social media that she lost everything in the fire, and that she started a donation page and pocketed all of the cash. Melinda admits she received and spent the donated money but denies any wrongdoing.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
Eighteen-year-old Madie claims her parents, Beth and Jim, have lied and betrayed her, all because she wasn’t the “perfect child” she says her parents thought they adopted.
Madie claims her parents have gone out of their way to label her with a severe mental illness and paint her as the reason their family is dysfunctional. Madie says her parents have not only recently kicked her out of the house, but have even placed keypad locks on their bedroom doors to “protect” themselves from her. Madie says her parents have had her arrested multiple times for mental health checks and even had her committed to a psychiatric hospital, where she claims to have been locked in a padded room. Beth and Jim insist Madie’s behavior is out of control and insist everything they have done has been in their family and daughter’s best interest. Have these parents overreacted to and exaggerated their daughter’s behavior, or is Madie as out of control as they claim?Read More
Erica’s family claims her boyfriend, Chris, has brainwashed her into believing he is the ultimate, perfect human being. They say Chris has convinced Erica that she and the world need to adopt his ideologies in order to be saved.
Erica’s family claims Chris’ ideologies consist of humans completely rejecting traditional societal norms, money being obsolete, not working a job, and families living in communes relying on the barter system. But, the greatest concern Erica’s family says they have is her lifestyle with Chris, which they claim is her being happily homeless with her children while living in a polyamorous triad with another woman, Charnell, who is 7 months pregnant by Chris, and calling themselves the “First Poly Family of The Bible Belt,” where Chris has labeled himself the “King.” Erica and Chris both say Erica’s family is just being closed-minded and cannot accept anything different than a “classic, perfect picket fence” existence.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
Laurie-Ann emailed Dr. Phil claiming she was robbed by her dangerous, narcissist ex-boyfriend and his new fiancée, Alison. She claims her ex, Michael, held her hostage for seven years.
Laurie-Ann claims Michael and Alison are retaliating against her for breaking her silence and filing charges against Michael for domestic violence, emotional abuse, theft and fraud. But Michael and Alison say Laurie-Ann is a liar who is always playing the victim. Michael says he never held her hostage; she only started to say that because he dumped her. Alison says she just wants Laurie-Ann to move on with her life, let them be happy, and stop stalking them. But Laurie-Ann says Alison doesn’t know how vindictive Michael really is and she claims he has turned everyone, including the police, against her. Laurie-Ann says she wants Dr. Phil to validate her story.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
Melissa says shortly after she and her husband, Nick, married, he started painting his face with scary makeup, dressing like a “demonic clown” and composing “vile” music about killing people. Melissa says Nick now goes by the name “King Krimzon” and believes he is going to be a famous “murder rapper.”
She says Nick refuses to get a job and spends all day posting scary music videos online, live streaming and decorating their home with scary monsters. But Nick says his wife is working, so he does not see any reason to get a job. And, he says rapping about murder is therapeutic and helps him work out his aggression. Melissa says they are behind on all their bills and their cars are in danger of being repossessed. Melissa’s mother, Linda, says the financial strain is taking a toll on her daughter and caused her to be hospitalized. But Nick says his wife needs to understand that he really needs to focus on his “art” right now and stop fighting with him about it. He says professional horrorcore rap duo Insane Clown Posse at one time thought his music was cool and he was getting some good attention. Hear what the members of Insane Clown Posse have to say about that and what they really think of Nick’s music.Read More
Pamela says in just nine days, she is likely going to jail for not complying with court orders because she refuses to allow her ex, Justin, his court-ordered visitations with their children.
Pamela says she believes Justin is a dangerous narcissist who she claims has locked the kids out of the house and attempted to drown their oldest daughter in the pool. Pamela says she will do whatever it takes to protect her kids from Justin, even if that means going to jail. Justin claims Pamela is a hateful, controlling, bitter ex, who has brainwashed their children into making up stories, and says Pamela’s claims of abuse are lies! These parents have been back and forth to court and claim nothing has been resolved. So, who is telling the truth? Is Justin an abusive father, or is Pamela a jealous ex making up stories for revenge? Can Dr. Phil get these parents on the same page for the sake of their children? Find out!Read More
Kathy emailed claiming her 35-year-old son, Tim, has been verbally abusing her ever since she called 911 on him seven years ago, which led to Tim receiving a misdemeanor conviction for domestic battery.
Kathy says this conviction has taken over Tim’s life. Kathy claims Tim hasn’t worked since 2015 and he has isolated himself from the world. Tim says he is not overreacting; he claims his mother is responsible for ruining his life! He also blames Kathy’s husband, Vince, for his anger issues and wants her to admit that she exaggerated to the police. Tim’s father and sister say they agree that Tim’s life revolves around this conviction but hold Kathy responsible for instigating this fight. This family hasn’t been in the same room in years until today. They are here to find out if this was a misunderstanding, or if Kathy plotted against her own son.Read More