Resources for Helping Hurting Teens

On March 15, 2019 Roy Petitfils, MS LP, a Catholic psychotherapist in private practice where he specializes in counseling adolescents, shared several resources adults and teens might find helpful to better understand major issues adolescents face (like anxiety, depression, self-injury, sexual orientation, suicidal ideation) and how to bring hope and healing while walking with today’s hurting teens.

Powerpoint Presentation (large file 82 MB)

Today's Teenager podcast

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Roy Petitfils, MD LPCRoy Petitfils, MS LPC is a Catholic psychotherapist in private practice where he specializes in counseling adolescents. Roy frequently consults with schools, churches and other organizations who seek to effectively reach and influence today’s teens. Prior to becoming a counselor, Roy studied ministry and spirituality for five years both in the US and in Rome, Italy. Roy has worked with young people for the last 25 years as a youth minister, campus minister, teacher, school administrator, school counselor and now as a psychotherapist in private practice. He wrote an award winning syndicated column for adults about teens and has published four books including his latest What Teens Want You to Know (But Don’t Tell You). Roy has keynoted many national and international conferences including a 2016 TEDx talk helping adults understand and reach teens. Roy lives with his wife Mindi and their two sons Max and Ben in Youngsville, Louisiana.


Check out a recent episode of Roy's Today's Teenager podcast:  Dealing with Teenage Apathy