Well, Anne, he is billed on Oprah Winfey's show as a "Life Strategist". Oprah first met him when she was being sued by the beef people in Texas a few years ago. He helped her out during the trial.
He gives advice to couples and individuals. He also runs workshops. He says that he doesn't work as a therapist, per se, because he doesn't do that very well. He says that he tried marriage counseling once. He had a couple in his office bickering back and forth. His response to them was that it was no wonder they didn't like each other. he had been in the room with them for 10 minutes and couldn't stand either one of them!
At any rate, he appears on Oprah's show once a week and really gives valuable advice to people. He doesn't walk on eggshells with them. I just like the way he doesn't tiptoe around the issues.
yep, Dr. Phil is on Oprah!!
I occassionally get to watch him...
But my favorite Dr. Phil show was a few weeks ago, when one of the women told how her husband totally hates her cats.
He sat right there and admited he wished she didn't have them..
Dr. Phil basically told him, that if he loved her...really deep down loved her....he would also love what is important to her, and never ask her to give them up...(her cats)
YYYYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH for Dr.Phil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deb25; I am definitely a Dr. Phil fan also! I just noticed this thread; or else I would have been in on it before now. . . . .
I had the pleasure of meeting him at a book signing at Brentannos Bookstore last year. He is a very nice man and also very TALL (which is extra points in my book) I knew he was a cat lover so I took a picture of my MoMo (that Monster Boy) and he signed it for me. I think what he signed is very much as he believes: May we all be as "Unconditionally Loving" yet "Selectively Arrogant" as our feline friends. Dr. Phil.
I just loved last week's show where he told that one controlling woman, Rochelle, where to get off. Her husband wasn't bad either. I would have given him my number when he was through taking orders from her. Although, I don't know. It's in my experience that if somebody lays down with "Welcome" written on his back, sooner or later somebody is going to wipe his shoes.