Carly is at odds with her family about the behavior of her 6-year-old, "Bella." Carly says the child, who was born a boy and was named James, has expressed wanting to be a girl and even asked for a name change. Carly says she and her husband are supporting the child’s decision.

TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Have family drama that needs help?

Carly’s brother, Daniel, however, says he believes Carly is pushing "Bella" to transition to a girl. He says that the child acted like a boy for the first four years of his life, and it wasn’t until 4 years old that the child started to show signs of wanting to be a girl. He says he believes the child is complying with Carly to please her.

WATCH: Woman Claims Daughter Is Pushing Her Grandson To Want to Be A Girl

In the video above from Thursday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Dr. Charles Sophy, a board-certified psychiatrist, member of the Dr. Phil Advisory Board and medical director for the Department of Family and Children Services in Los Angeles, shares his thoughts. And, hear Dr. Phil’s message to the family.

Watch more from this episode here.

TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Is Dr. Phil your only hope?

Today’s Takeaway: Gender Identity and Sexual Identity