From outrageous behavior to unusual parenting to heart-wrenching choices, Dr. Phil’s guests over the past year have had viewers sounding off. Below are some of the most talked-about guests from 2016.


Thirteen-year-old Danielle said her mom was too overbearing and controlling. She said that she just wanted to live her life and needed her mom to back off. Her mom said her behavior was out of control and that she no longer wanted to raise her. WATCH HERE.


Haley said she was 9 months pregnant with baby Jesus. WATCH HERE.



Mary Beth made national headlines after she was fired from her teaching job for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student, whom she claimed seduced her with “his very educated mind” and that he “twisted her brain into accepting it.” WATCH HERE.


Cory said he was the “king of his castle” and that if his girlfriend and mother of his child, Elizabeth, wanted to be “queen,” she had to listen to her “king.” WATCH HERE.


Amber, 24, said that when life gets tough, she would check herself into a mental hospital. After the mother of three lost custody, she said, “It’s a blessing having some freedom without my kids.” WATCH HERE.


Niki went from a shining star and a freshman at Wake Forrest University to living in a van and shooting up drugs every day – even while she was pregnant. WATCH HERE.