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About RoyPetitfils

Roy Petitfils is a licensed counselor, award-winning author, speaker and internationally recognized expert in understanding and raising teenagers. You can find him giving TedTalks about communication with teens and on his podcast Today's Teenager.

Existential Depression in Teens

  1 in 8 teens will experience depression while they are in High School, yet only 1 in 5 of those teens will receive help. A common type of depression, often overlooked by adults, is existential depression.   What is Existential Depression? Existential depression is often a combination of psychological [...]

By |2018-11-30T22:43:40+00:00March 15th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Helping Teens in Unhealthy and Abusive Relationships

If you are reading this in an email, blog update or on your mobile device, click here to listen to the podcast. Approximately 35% of teens have had a dating experience at some point, and at any given time 18% of teens are currently in a romantic relationship. [...]

By |2018-11-30T22:43:58+00:00November 27th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Helping Teens “Be There” for their Friends

  If you're reading this as part of an email update or on your mobile device, click here to listen to the podcast. When struggling adolescents seek support, they go first to their friends. So it’s no surprise then that as mental health issues among teens rise, and [...]

By |2018-11-30T22:44:15+00:00September 27th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

To The Bone – A Discussion about Eating Disorders

If you are reading on your mobile device, click here to listen to the podcast. Netflix recently released the movie To The Bone, which has gained both popularity and notoriety for its treatment of eating disorders. In this episode of the podcast I offer a synopsis, before addressing its positive [...]

By |2018-11-30T22:44:30+00:00September 18th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Blended Families with Melissa Lowery, LPC

If you're listening on your mobile device, click here to listen to the podcast. In this episode, Roy explores the dynamics of blended families with Mrs. Melissa Lowery, a colleague of Roy's at Pax Renewal Center in Lafayette, LA. Roy and Melissa delve into the struggles and joys [...]

By |2018-11-30T22:45:05+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Blog|1 Comment