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Dr. Joshua Coleman is a seasoned public speaker regularly appearing in person at universities,

on television and radio. 

He has been a frequent guest on the Today Show, NPR, and The BBC, and has also been featured on Sesame Street, 20/20, Good Morning America, America Online Coaches, PBS Life Part 2, and numerous news programs for FOX, ABC, CNN, and NBC television.


His advice has appeared in The New York Times, The Times of London, Fortune, Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune, Slate, Psychology Today, U.S. World and News Report, Parenting Magazine and many others.

He has served on the clinical faculties of The University of California at San Francisco, The Wright Institute Graduate School of Psychology, and the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group.

Working with Dr. Joshua Coleman is a producer’s dream. He’s smart, thoughtful, accommodating, and looks great on camera! 

-  Ann Varney, Producer ABC 20-20

TOPICS: (partial list)



       Why are so many parents of adult children confused? What should you do?

  • THE CULT OF ONE: How a difficult family member or In-law can be an obstacle in everyone’s life.

  • ESTRANGED GRANDPARENTS: A Silent Epidemic of Grief​


  • IS MY ADULT CHILD’S THERAPIST THE PROBLEM? How today’s psychotherapists may make things worse for family relations.



  • LIVING WITH THE PAIN OF ESTRANGEMENT: Using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy,  Self-Compassion, Radical Acceptance and Mindfulness 

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  • "Dear Dr. Coleman,

    On behalf of my Chapter, I wanted to thank you for your leading role in making our recent Couples Retreat such a success. Our membership greatly appreciated your ability to guide us to a higher level of understanding of our marriages and family relationships. Your discussion topics were expertly chosen, and our Chapter greatly valued your engaging speaking style and helpful 1-1 exercises. Thanks to you, each of us are now much better equipped to handle the joys and challenges of marriage and family life! Many thanks,"

    — Eric Grosse, President, Hotwire Group Member, Young President’s Organization 

  • "Working with Dr. Joshua Coleman is a producer’s dream. He’s smart, thoughtful, accommodating, and looks great on camera! Loved brainstorming with him about a piece based on his book, LAZY HUSBAND.  Together, we created an informative and entertaining tape piece for 20/20."


    — Ann Varney, Producer ABC 20-20

  • "Thanks for coming to Minnesota for the program.  You were great and the panel had a lot to offer. Keep up the good work, and given the chance, I would definitely like to have you on another segment [on whatever show I may be working on in the future…"

    — Emily Yacus, Producer, PBS LIfe, Part 2

  • "Dear Dr. Joshua,
     It was such a pleasure to meet you and we are so glad you could sneak away from your practice and join us (hope your patients understood!).
     You were terrific and now are part of our Sesame fun and furry family."


    — Christina Delfico, Vice President-Producer, SesameWorkshop

  •  "I have been lucky enough to work with Dr. Coleman on a segment for The Today Show and on a pilot program for families of young children.   His kind, patient manner make working with him a pleasure.  For a television audience, he is among the best!  He brings context and thoughtful analysis to some of the most difficult issues facing American families today.  His calm, reassuring style adds credibility to the well-researched information he provides.   With warmth and humor, he guides the audience toward tangible solutions."


    — Christine Egy Former producer, NBC Meet the Press, Founder, Egy Rose LLC

  • "Dr. Josh, you were amazing! Thanks so much for everything!"

    — Christine Ferraro, Writer, Sesame Street

  • "Dear Josh,
    We cannot tell you how thrilled we are to have had to opportunity to work with you on this amazing television special. Your genuine understanding of the subject matter and what each family is going through during this stressful time resonated not only on-camera, but with the families and all those who will watch the show."

    — Lisa and Nancy Producers, Directors, Lookalike Productions

  • "Dr. Joshua Coleman regularly contributes to the View from the Bay and he is one of our favorite guests. He has joined us for segments ranging from How to Tell Your Kids You Are Getting a Divorce to Fighting in Front of the Kids; The Do’s and Don’ts. He always has helpful & thoughtful advice. I think he is such a hit with our viewers because his advice is practical. He gives actual strategies to help you work through difficult situations. I also know when we have a segment planned with Dr. Coleman it will be great!"

    — Jennifer Walters Segment Producer ABC TV View from the Bay

  • "Dear Josh

    Your knowledge, wisdom and experience are always such an important resource for our guests. Thank you for carving out time on your early Sunday morning. I hope you enjoyed being on the air as much as we enjoyed having you as a guest on our program."

    — Xan West Producer, Childhood Matters Radio Show, KISS-FM

  • "Dear Dr. Coleman,
    Thank you so much for a wonderful talk. The evening was delightful with many useful anecdotes and examples, interactive role playing with the audience, and valuable information on marriage and children. Many parents asked questions from “What to do with a depressed husband?” to “How does fighting impact our children? ”You really created a comfortable atmosphere in which parents felt open to discuss their own situations and expand upon questions asked. I know that everyone got a lot out of it and the two hours flew by!"

    — Laura Lea, Director, Bentley Parents Association

  • "Dear Dr. Coleman,
    As Coordinator of Parent Education for Parents Place in Marin, I was delighted to have you speak about the expectations and pressures of modern marriage. This is often a difficult subject as parents can take adversarial positions on “who does the more valuable work” in the household. You were truly an outstanding speaker and had the men laughing and the women nodding their heads in agreement. The amazing thing was, that because of your warmth and deep intelligence, the couples left feeling closer to each other by the end of your 90-minute talk. You are clearly on everyone’s side, in the service of supporting the hard work of parenting and partnering."

    — Michael Simon, MFT, Parent Education Coordinator, Marin Parents Place, Jewish Family and Children Services, Founder, Practical Help for Parents

  • "Dear Dr. Coleman,
    Thank you very much for your outstanding presentation Tuesday night. Your talk provided valuable counsel on how parents can best communicate, respect, and appreciate their spouses. You were personal, funny, and insightful. It was terrific the way you blended your own experiences with statistical research and psychology theory."


    — Jonathan Martin, Head of School, Saklan Valley School

  • Dear Dr. Coleman,
    I wanted to let you know what a tremendous impact you have had on our membership by speaking to us. For the second year in a row, we had a full room of members eager to hear your presentation. Having attended both years, we are still getting requests for speeches of this caliber.
    In addition, the following are some of the direct comments from our evaluations: 
    Dr. Coleman was 5 out of 5 for excellent topic and quality of presentation. Very informative! 
    The topic and the speaker were excellent-we need more of these!
    A subject everyone can gain from. Good balance of information and humor.
    Thank you for making a difference for our families.

    — Carolyn M Bauer, Las Madres Speaker Event Committee, Campbell, California

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