Welcome

My name is Brian and I’m a therapist, workshop leader, and meditation facilitator from Vancouver, British Columbia who has been doing innovative work in the mental health and addictions field since 1997. I provide deeply meaningful workshops for organizations, and powerful therapeutic experiences for individuals, couples, and families. I trained as a Meditation Facilitator with Noah Levine at the Against the Stream meditation centre in Los Angeles.

News & Resources

Workshop feedback from Victoria

May 20, 2019

It was fun and inspiring to work with Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness back in February. Shannon Whissell offered this reflection, which I really appreciated: Mindfulness as “We Care”: A Day with Brian Dean Williams If I can help out your organization with some training, let me know!  

Our True Nature meditation and yoga retreat in Costa Rica, January 2020!

Our True Nature meditation and yoga retreat in Costa Rica, January 2020!

May 14, 2019

I’m so excited to be offering this with my dear friend Melissa Berry Appleton, a yoga and meditation retreat down in Nosara, Costa Rica. It’s filling up fast and if you’re interested please check out the registration page.

S.A.L.S.A. How to work with Spicy emotions rather than reacting to them

S.A.L.S.A. How to work with Spicy emotions rather than reacting to them

May 14, 2019

A little something that’s evolved for me in my Buddhist psychotherapy practice, hope you find it helpful… How do we work with our habitual reactions to life, so that we can respond in ways that are more responsive and aligned with our ethics? Riffing on Stephen Batchelor’s E.L.S.A. model of the Four Great Tasks, I’ve […]

Are you struggling in your relationship with substances?  With low mood, anxiety, grief, conflict with a family member, or other problems?

Me and my team are currently accepting new clients for individual, couples, and family therapy.  Our practice is informed by Narrative Therapy and Buddhist Psychology. Grounded in practices of social justice and compassion, I provide individual, couples, and family therapy based in mindfulness and meditation techniques, talk therapy, and therapeutic letter writing.   I believe that we all have stories told about us, that we then live through.  My task as a therapist is to work as an ally for people to deconstruct unhelpful stories and to re-author their lives in a preferred way.

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and a Certified Canadian Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, assuring two levels of third-party accountability and often partial coverage of my fees by extended medical plans.  I am also an approved ICBC Injury Recovery Partner, and approved for assisting victims of crime through the Crime Victim Assistance Program.