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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! Thanks!” Brian Boisvert


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Licensed Counselor

Roy Petitfils is an internationally recognized expert in understanding and raising teenagers. He is a therapist at Pax Renewal Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. He holds a Masters in Mental Health and School Counseling from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. He is an expert in raising and understanding teenagers.

Award Winning Author

He has authored, What Teens Want You to Know (But Won't Tell You), A Practical Guide to High School Campus Ministry (St. Mary’s Press, 2007), What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About the First Five Years of Marriage (St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2010) and God Wears Running Shoes: Spiritual Reflections for Those Ministering to Young People (2009).

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Roy is an internationally sought after speaker who uses humor, passion, clinical and life experience to help adults connect with teens and teens to know, understand and love themselves.

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Award-winning Author

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 God Wears Running Shoes, What Teens Want You to Know (But Won't Tell You), and What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About the First Five Years of Marriage

Recent Posts

Check out Roy's most recent blogs and videos!

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    Helping Grieving Teens

    November 29,2016 / Blog / 0 Comments

    If you are reading this on your mobile device, click here to listen to the podcast. In this...

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    The Importance of Letting Teens Fail with Michelle Hernandez

    November 21,2016 / Blog / 0 Comments

    Click here to listen to the podcast on your mobile device.  In this week's episode of Today's...

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    Helping Teens Plan for Their Future

    November 17,2016 / Blog / 0 Comments

    It's no secret that today's teens are more concerned than ever about their future. In fact, I...

    TEDx Talk - What Teens Want You to Know But Don't Tell You

    October 18,2016 / Blog / 0 Comments

    Click below to watch the video of my TEDx Vermillion Street talk. It was such an honor and a deep...

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    Who is Roy Petitfils?

    Roy Petitfils is a Licensed counselor at Pax Renewal Center in Lafayette, 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 20 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 churches, publishers and organizations helping them more effectively reach and minister to youth and young adults. He is an expert at raising and understanding teenagers.

    Roy has published four books, including his most recent 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 and trainer. Roy lives with his wife Mindi of 13 years and their two sons Max and Benjamin in Youngsville, Louisiana.