Crystal, who lives with her 12-year-old son in a house that others have described as a “pig stye” and a “death trap,” says she prays to be able to give her son a better life, but believes her home to be a physical manifestation of who she is right now.
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Crystal says she has never healed from the traumatic events of her childhood, which include being molested by a group of boys when she was in the third grade, and later, by an adult that she should have been able to trust. Crystal also claims that she was the intended victim of an alleged serial killer who murdered her best friend.
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“She’s done the best she can do up to this point,” says Dr. Charles Sophy, a psychiatrist and retired Medical Director for the County of Los Angeles Department of Child and Family Services. He says that Crystal’s son has experienced “his own level of trauma” and needs help and support.
What does Dr. Sophy say he believes is the best course of action to help Crystal and her son?
And later, when Dr. Phil refers Crystal to the healing trauma program at Onsite to help her recover from her past, does she agree to go?
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