Joshua Wayne, MA

Cultivating Resilience & Mental Health

  • Topics:
  • Health & Wellness
  • Mental Health
  • Resilience
  • Audiences:
  • Grade 6-12 Students
  • Teachers & Staff
  • Parents

Fee: $3K-5K

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25+ Years Working with Students & Staff
Master’s Degree in Counselor Education
Author of “The Simple Parenting Guide to Tech”

Joshua Wayne, MA, has worked with students in just about every setting imaginable since 1996: drug and alcohol treatment, with at-risk foster youth, community mental health, private practice, and as a Director of Special Education at District of Columbia Public Schools.

A former struggling teen himself, Joshua deeply understands what they are going through. He inspires teens to courageously face the challenges in front of them, build their self-confidence, and look toward the future with a sense of possibility. He also teaches parents, teachers, and other caring adults how best to support them through the often rocky teenage years.

With students, he addresses topics such as mental health, risky behavior, and making healthy choices.

With educators, administrators, and paraprofessionals, he addresses topics such as maintaining strong relationships, helping them avoid risky behavior, and managing tech in a healthy, positive way.

Joshua holds a Master’s Degree in Counselor Education from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. He has been featured as a Life Coach on the Style Network and is the co-creator with Josh Shipp of the One Caring Adult online community.


“I’ve been organizing events at BCC for parents for a number of years. Joshua’s message was by far one of the most useful we’ve had. We look forward to having him back.”
Rachel Lustumbo, PTA Coordinator
“Every time Joshua works with our teachers, they ask when we can bring him back again.”
Suzy Anderson, Youth Development Coordinator
“Our school and community raved about your presentation and the entire event. This was such an awesome experience for all involved.”
Leslie Wheeler, AP of Spanish Fort Middle School

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