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Today’s Teenagers

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You know how parents say that when they give birth, they should receive an instruction booklet for raising this "Thing"? This is the instruction booklet for raising teens. Love it!

Little Book of Questions That Get Teens Talking

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Roy has published four books, including his most recent What Teens Want You to Know (But Don’t Tell You).

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Roy Petitfils Books | Helping Teens with Stress, Anxiety and Depression | God Wears Running Shoes | What Teens Want You To Know | What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About The First Five Years of Marriage

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Should I Drug Test My Teen?

July 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

  In this micro episode, Roy offers his thoughts on a questions he's often asked by parents of teens: 'should I drug test my teen?' Roy discusses the positive and negative aspects of [...]

Teens And Stress Avoidance

July 19th, 2019|0 Comments

In this episode, Roy examines a growing trend among today's youth to avoid the stress that results from awkwardness. As Roy explains, this phenomenon is not exclusive to teens who suffer from social [...]

Dealing With Teen Drama

July 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Even those who don't work with teens are familiar with the term "teen drama." Despite the stereotypes and caricatures associated with the term, teens experience emotional and mental stressors that are more intense [...]

Normal Teenage Behavior


Roy Petitfils is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Youngsville, LA. Roy studied ministry and spirituality at The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas and holds a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from University of Louisiana. Roy has worked with youth and young adults for more than 25 years as minister, a teacher, school administrator, school counselor and now as a counselor in private practice. He specializes in counseling teens and young adults. Roy regularly consults with schools, publishers and organizations helping them more effectively reach and minister to youth and young adults. He is an expert at understanding and influencing teenagers.

Roy has published five books, including his most recent Helping Teens with Stress, Anxiety and Depression and What Teens Want You to Know (But Don’t Tell You). Roy’s blue collar roots, natural humor, contagious enthusiasm and diverse personal and professional background have made him an internationally sought after presenter, consultant and therapist. Roy lives with his wife Mindi of 19 years and their two sons Max and Benjamin in Youngsville, Louisiana.