02/26/2015 03:30 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

A Reminder You Might Need If You Feel Stuck (VIDEO)

Marisa, 22, who's working as an escort and says she feels alienated from her family, wants to know: "Am I fixable and worth helping, or am I a lost cause?"

Dr. Phil responds, "I'm the incurable optimist. I just think that it's never too late. I think you can always make a choice to turn things around. But I also am a realist. Life has momentum." Watch more in the video above, and click here to see clips from this episode.

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