Dr. Wayne Beckles is an author, educator, therapist, and sought-after public speaker. He is a clinical social worker with three decades of practice experience in the field of mental health.

His clinical practice includes providing psychotherapy in multiple settings including outpatient mental health settings, group practices, and maximum-security settings where he examined the lasting impact of childhood traumas on adult behavior and developed his model the Soul Warrior Inception Matrix.

Dr. Beckles has authored several works including: Redefining the Dream: African American Male Voices on Academic Success; Crossing the Desert: One Man’s Journey from Emotional Mutism and Life in Exile to Becoming Whole; and Smashing the Gap: The BASIC System for Academic Success. His most recent book: The Boys Club: How Childhood Trauma Traps Some Men into Child-like Behaviors is focused on helping men to break free from the binds of childhood trauma.

Currently, Dr. Beckles is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Cecil College and runs a private practice with offices in Oxon Hill and Bel Air, Maryland where he works with individuals and couples. He holds a Doctor of Education from Morgan State University; a Master of Arts from the University of Chicago; and a Bachelor of Science from Stony Brook University. He has a quick sense of humor and finds ways to incorporate laughter into his clinical practice. He prefers activities that engage the mind and spends his free time reading, listening to music, and enjoying a good movie.

539 Rock Spring Road
Bel Air, MD 21014

(310) 377-1610

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