Stories of horror and hope from Las Vegas. Dr. Phil speaks to brave survivors of the nation’s deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. A special report inside the hospitals treating victims.Read More
Actress Jan Broberg, who is known for roles in the television shows, “Everwood” and “Criminal Minds,” claims she was abducted twice when she was 12 and 14 years old by close family friend, Robert Berchtold.
She says Berchtold always paid special attention to her, often excluding her younger sister, Karen. Karen says Berchtold would go to their house every day and spent an abnormal amount of time with her sister, but she never thought he would do anything bad. Jan claims Berchtold molested, raped and brainwashed her into believing they were supposed to have a child together to save the world. Even after the first abduction, Jan’s mother Mary Ann continued to take Jan to see Berchtold. Mary Ann admits she was attracted to Berchtold and that is the reason she kept him in her life. Many years later, Jan claims Berchtold showed up at a woman’s conference where she was the guest speaker. Find out what happened to Robert Berchtold and how Jan is still struggling with her abduction today.Read More
Margaret emailed Dr. Phil about her 22-year-old son, Tommy. She says her youngest son was bright, creative and a personable young boy who used to dress in three-piece suits to school every day and occasionally take on the persona of his favorite movie villain.
But Margaret says something changed in Tommy around the same time his parents divorced 15 years ago. According to Margaret, Tommy is now manipulative and plagued by “demons.” He has broken his hand punching walls, he claims to have been assaulted multiple times, and now he sleeps in a tent in the middle of the hot desert. Margaret is on the brink of divorce once again, but this time it’s because her husband, David, has given her a deadline of two weeks to choose between him and Tommy. Tommy’s biological father, Tom, says his son is disturbed and unhappy. He hasn’t always seen eye to eye with his ex-wife, but the one thing they both agree is that this may truly be Tommy’s last hope.Read More
Aramazd Andressian Sr. claimed that after a trip to Disneyland with his son, Piqui, he was drugged and woke up in a park to find the child missing.
The boy’s mysterious disappearance became a top story in the news. Months later, Andressian Sr. confessed that he murdered his own son. In an exclusive interview, Piqui’s mother, Ana Estevez, tells her story for the first time. What she has to say about the man who took her son’s life will shock you.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
Alex, Scott, and Sean claim their mother, Geraldine, abandoned them as young children 25 years ago to start a new family.
The boys say they began their life with a perfect soccer mom but were soon lost boys floating from home to home for most of their young lives. When Geraldine left, she moved across the country to start a new family. Geraldine wrote to the show saying she’s apologized over and over again, and it’s time for her sons to move on so she can have a relationship with her grandchildren. The three boys come face-to-face with their mom for the first time in years on Dr. Phil’s stage. Can this fractured family be saved?Read More
Sandra and her husband, Bobby, claim that after eating a hamburger and getting a mysterious illness, her daughter, Shaela, went from being a mother of two with a master’s degree working as a school counselor to being unemployed and living in an RV.
Sandra says Shaela has exhibited some very strange behaviors, including trimming bushes and pulling weeds in the middle of the night, and taking apart her entire RV. Sandra says she’s extremely concerned with her daughter’s dramatic change. Shaela says she is frustrated by her mother’s inability to trust her decisions, including how she wishes to raise her own children. Shaela’s sister, Sara, says Shaela was always mean and self-centered, before she lost her job, house and family.Read More
Susan emailed Dr. Phil claiming she’s at war with her son-in-law, David, and daughter, Bekah. Susan says she’s not sure why she’s not allowed to see her grandchildren.
Susan claims Bekah has blamed her “sinful behavior.” According to Susan, her daughter has told her that she thinks she’s a danger to her children’s souls. Susan also claims Bekah and David have diagnosed her with a personality disorder. She says they have told her that she needs to go to a psychiatrist and get treated. But Bekah says her mother knows good and well it was her “sinful behavior” that got her removed from their lives. Bekah claims her mother is unstable and even discharged a firearm in her own home. Can Susan mend things with her daughter and son-in-law, and will she ever see grandchildren again?Read More
Dr. Phil continues the conversation with frustrated parents Bill and Jen and their two teenage daughters, Meredith and Emma.
Bill explains why he says he drove recklessly and tailgated a police car at high speed … on purpose! Plus, Emma and Meredith are sent off stage by Dr. Phil. Emotions and tempers run high as the parents have to make a difficult decision about their daughters’ futures. When Emma and Meredith are confronted with the reality of what is about to happen to them, neither of them wants to move forward and protest to the end.
Bill and Jen claim their life is a living hell because they live in terror of not one, but two teenage daughters: 18-year-old Emma and her 16-year-old sister, Meredith.
These frustrated parents claim the girls’ behavior includes physical violence, explosive fights, spitting in Bill’s face, joyriding, taking drugs, drinking and shoplifting. Jen claims in the last two months, Emma’s violent outbursts include punching her 65-year-old grandfather in the face and knocking his glasses off and getting in a vicious fight with her sister Meredith that resulted in injuries requiring emergency medical attention. Bill says he feels that he can’t punish or parent the girls because they call the police on him with allegations of domestic abuse. Meredith and Emma say their parents are controlling and manipulative.Read More
Carrie reveals that after a series of medical issues, she became dependent on the prescription medication her doctors prescribed, eventually leading her to an addiction to heroin.
Her husband, Christopher, says it’s this addiction that forced him to have the courts remove Carrie from their home and file a restraining order to keep her from their 15-year-old daughter, which left this former PTA mom homeless and living out of her luxury SUV. Carrie says nothing can keep her clean, even flatlining twice and being medically forced to wear a lifesaving resuscitation vest. How will Carrie’s husband and adult daughter react when Carrie reveals she is not only driving her 15-year-old daughter under the influence, but she has also used heroin in the school bathroom at her teen daughter’s sporting events?Read More
Debbie tipped the scale at 450 pounds but two years ago, she underwent gastric bypass surgery and lost more than 300 pounds!
You would think she would be overjoyed at her incredible weight loss, but Debbie says she just can’t stop seeing herself as disgusting, especially because she is carrying around an extra 30 pounds of loose skin. To make matters worse, Debbie says her fiancé, James, doesn’t help with her self-esteem because she says he’s very controlling and jealous.Read More
A teen girl so obsessed with her on-again, off-again boyfriend that he claims she has become a stalker, forcing him to get a restraining order… for three years!
Cristie says her 19-year-old daughter Corryn started dating 17-year-old Jack almost two years ago and every time they break up, Corryn becomes a “crazy ex-girlfriend.” Jack claims Corryn calls him hundreds of times a day, breaks into his house and hides behind the bushes to watch his every move, each time violating the restraining order. But Corryn says Jack plays games with her and lures her to him every time. Cristie and Jack’s mom, Brytt, say they’ve had it and want their teens’ relationship to end today — but what does Corryn have to say about that? Can she stop obsessing over Jack, and will she keep a promise she made to Dr. Phil?Read More
Linda contacted the show because she believes that her sister, Patsy, is being catfished by a guy named “John” who claims he’s in Cairo, Egypt.
Linda says that “John” instantly started asking Patsy for money, saying he was in a bind! Patsy took the bait and has given “John” close to $75,000. Linda is furious her sister has fallen into this trap and wants to prove that this man isn’t the real deal. Patsy, a retiree living on a fixed income, even sold her car for “John” and gave him $7,000 because he said he was low on funds and now she has put her home on the market for this “man.” Her sister and niece are desperate for Dr. Phil to intervene because they claim “John” has convinced Patsy to sell her house and give him part of the proceeds to help get him to the US from Egypt so they can marry, collect the million dollars he has coming to him and live happily ever after. Can Dr. Phil help Patsy before she sells her house?Read More
Despite his wife threatening divorce, Jerry Sr. says he has spent over $3 million to save his son, Jerry Jr.’s, life from an extreme addiction to heroin and crack.
From spending $1 million dollars on safe luxury cars for Jerry Jr. to drive, to having an attorney on a $20,000 retainer to get his son out of legal trouble, Jerry Sr. insists he is the only one keeping his only son alive. But just how far will this father go to “save” his son? You won’t want to miss what happens when Dr. Phil shows Jerry Sr.’s wife and daughter video footage of him actually buying drugs for his son and allowing him to shoot heroin and smoke crack in front of him.Read More
Misti says her mother, Lisa, is a “raging alcoholic” who has failed rehab three times and was arrested and charged with her third DUI just days before appearing on the show.
Misti’s husband, Brent, says Lisa has a serious alcohol and pill popping problem, and it would be a “weight lifted off their shoulders if she just died.” Lisa’s siblings Jim and Deann say she’s an embarrassment to the family. They claim Lisa terrorizes their elderly parents so badly that police have been called at least 50 times. They also claim she has stolen their 90-year-old father’s cancer medication and also assaulted him. Lisa says she’s not an alcoholic – she’s just a person who likes to drink. So, is it too late for Lisa to change her lifestyle? Find out if Dr. Phil can give Lisa the reality check her family desperately needs.Read More
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
On October 29, 2016, college student Samantha committed suicide by hanging herself in the carport of the house she shared with her law student boyfriend Jonathon.
Her stepmother, Katie, and father, Dan, accuse Jonathon of not only being emotionally and verbally abusive toward Samantha, but also blame him for their daughter taking her own life — all of which Jonathon adamantly denies. Does Jonathon have any ownership in Samantha’s tragic death?Read More
Grammy Award winning Singer Sinead O’Connor is best known for her shaved head and her haunting rendition of the Prince song “Nothing Compares 2 U.” A recent Facebook video posted by the Irish songstress revealed she was depressed and desperate for help, living alone in a modest motel room in New Jersey.
Sinead asks Dr. Phil for help placing her in a long-term treatment facility, and for a platform to tell her story to destigmatize mental illness.Read More
Steve says his daughters, 25-year-old Alexandra and 20-year-old Victoria, are constantly making self-destructive decisions and allowing men to take advantage of them. But Alexandra and Victoria say they have not gotten the love and connection they needed from their father lately.
Steve says that is just “dumb” and both of his daughters need therapy and suggested they get Dr. Phil’s app, Doctor on Demand. He even sends his daughters quotes from Dr. Phil that Steve believes apply to his daughters’ lives. But is Steve following Dr. Phil’s advice from the shows that he is watching or just dictating to his daughters? Alexandra and Victoria say their father has tried to control them their entire lives, from telling them who they could hang out with, which TV shows they could watch and even tried to put a tracking device on their phones. Steve’s daughters say they want him to back off and stop what they call his controlling behavior. But Steve says it’s not that he’s controlling, he claims there are legitimate reasons for all of the decisions he has made, all designed to keep his daughters safe. Find out what Dr. Phil has to say about Steve’s parenting.Read More