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Dr. Phil

Series Description

DR. PHIL, the Emmy-nominated hit syndicated, daily one-hour talk show hosted by America's most popular psychologist and lifestyle strategist, Dr. Phil McGraw, is the leader in daytime talk. McGraw's success stems from his signature “get real” approach to helping his guests solve their problems, stripping through their emotional clutter, helping them to get down to the bare bones of their issues and giving them the challenge they need to move ahead.

This Week's Episodes
"‘I Am God's Prophet and My Family Is Trying to Destroy Me'"  
From curing rare forms of cancer to foreseeing mass destruction and freeing others from sickness and sin, Julia says she believes she is "God's chosen prophet" and has these types of abilities and more. But her parents, Mark and Cheryll, have said that they worry their daughter may be mentally ill and say they're concerned for their grandchildren, particularly their young grandchild who Julia says also has "the gift." Julia's husband, Damien, says he believes Julia is a prophet of God. Hear how he claims Julia healed him. Then, hear from Julia's sister, Angie, who says she doesn't believe her sister is a prophet at all. What does she think is at the root of Julia's beliefs?
"‘I'm Raising My Granddaughter Because I Think My Daughter Is Violent, Abusive and Neglectful!'"
Susie says she's at the end of her rope trying to raise her 4-year-old granddaughter and claims her daughter, Adriana, 20, neglects her parental duties to spend time with her boyfriend, Matt. Adriana strongly denies her accusations, and Matt claims Susie and her husband, Ray, judge him because of a history of past drug use and having a criminal record – but he says he has changed his life and his ways. Can Dr. Phil help get to the root of their issues for the sake of the child?  Don't miss this emotional Dr. Phil.
"‘My Crazy Childhood: My Dad Was the Breast Pump Bandit and His Mistress Lived in Our House'"  
Lauren says she resents her parents, Laura and John, claiming that as a teen, Laura stole her identity and racked up $50,000 in debt – a claim Laura denies –  and that John had affairs on her mom and drank alcohol and used drugs with her and her teenage friends. John admits he was the "party dad," but claims he was just trying to bond with Lauren. But is this just the tip of the iceberg? Dr. Phil drops the bombshell that John spent nearly two years behind bars and was dubbed the "Breast Pump Bandit" by his city's local news. It's a Dr. Phil episode you cannot miss!
"The Unbelievable Story of the Breast Pump Bandit: His Affairs, His Addictions, His Excuses"
On Wednesday, amid claims of drinking and doing drugs with teenagers and extramarital affairs, Dr. Phil revealed that Lauren's father, John, had been dubbed the "Breast Pump Bandit" by his city's local news, for stealing thousands of dollars' worth of breast pumps and selling them online -- and admitted to taking Lauren on some of his shoplifting heists. Today, John admits that he's addicted to Xanax and crack cocaine, and to stealing from Lauren's mother to support his habit.  Lauren says she wants her mom to kick him out of their lives once and for all.  How does Laura respond? It's a shocking conclusion you don't want to miss!
"Mama's Little Boy or Daddy's Little Girl: Identity Confusion or Brainwashing?"  
Until recently, divorced couple Michelle and Kyle say they've been co-parenting their 4-year-old intersex child, Aubrey, as a girl.  But Michelle claims that Aubrey recently began insisting that she's a boy, so she traded in Aubrey's "girl" toys, clothes, and hairstyle to appease her child's wishes. Kyle claims he wasn't consulted and says he was furious about this decision, and ever since, Aubrey has been living as a boy with his mom during the week, and as a girl with her dad on the weekends.  Kyle's current wife, Brittany, wrote to Dr. Phil in a desperate attempt to end this gender war. Can Dr. Phil help these parents become a united front for the sake of their child?