Rebecca Williams, PhD

Psychologist, Author

Dr Rebecca Williams is a psychologist, an award-winning author, and a leader in the field of wellness, mental health, addiction recovery, and resilience. Dr Williams has trained over 60 students and post-graduates preparing for demanding careers in hospital settings. She skillfully guides professionals towards activating their resilience and protecting themselves from daily stressors in today’s fast-paced medical and mental health environments. As a licensed psychologist, Dr Williams has been a program director at the VA San Diego Healthcare System for over 20 years. She has also been an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Williams has been invited to present to medical and mental health audiences nationally and enjoys being a frequent guest on lively podcasts that focus on mindfulness, addiction recovery, and psychological well-being. Dr. Williams has co-authored two books on integrating meditation and mindfulness into recovery from addiction. The first book, The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction: A Guide to Coping with the Grief, Stress, and Anger that Trigger Addictive Behaviors is popular with both counselors and recovering clients. Her latest book, The Gift of Recovery: 52 Mindful Ways to Live Joyfully Beyond Addiction provides in-the-moment mindfulness skills to enhance recovery and to live a calmer, more balanced, life. Visit the website at

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