Sixteen years ago, Lauren was rescued from a dark, urine-soaked closet where her parents had kept her locked away from the rest of the world, while they beat, terrorized and abused her from the ages of 2-6.

Since then, the now 23-year-old has struggled with the aftermath of her ordeal – but the road hasn’t been easy. On Thursday’s episode, Dr. Phil offers Lauren help with her recovery, steps to start a career and a new place to call home.

Find out where you can watch the full episode, here. 

This program contains strong sexual content. Viewer discretion advised.

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