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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.

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

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Check out Roy's most recent blogs and videos!

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    Teens and Video Games - Part 2

    May 24,2016 / Blog parenting Technology / 1 Comments

    Because every teen is different and every family is different, it's tough to suggest hard and fast...

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    Understanding Teenagers and Video Games - Part 1

    May 18,2016 / Blog / 0 Comments

    "I don't know what to do about my teenager and his video games. It's like he's addicted to...

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    Are Parents To Blame for Rising Anxiety and Depression in Teens?

    May 13,2016 / Blog parenting / 0 Comments

    In the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, children, teenagers, and even...

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    3 Keys to Effectively Reach Today's Teenagers

    May 09,2016 / Blog / 0 Comments

    When I was a high school teacher and campus minister, I invited Alex, a faith filled man with...

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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.

    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.