About Me


Pauline Cecere, LCSW

I am a licensed clinical social worker providing psychotherapy in private practice in Cazenovia, NY. Since my graduation from the University of Michigan School of Social Work, I have been in practice for 35 years. I am a long-time meditator and meditation instructor, having taught Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for 15 years. I have taught a MBSR course is entitled “Mindful Living and Stress Reduction” (MLSR) sponsored by Crouse Hospital’s Integrative Medicine Department, based on the model developed by renowned teacher and author, Jon Kabat-Zinn. I have also taught, as an adjunct professor at Syracuse University in the David B. Falk School of Sport and Human Dynamics.  Additionally, I have offered multiple workshops on mindfulness, mindful eating and stress reduction. My professional training includes the University of Massachusetts MBSR in Mind-Body Medicine with Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD and Saki Santorelli, EdD, MA and Advanced MBSR Teacher Training through the Center for Mindfulness at University of California San Diego. My other interests include mindfulness and creativity, and I am a certified SoulCollage® facilitator. I have offered workshops in SoulCollage® to businesses, small groups and a synagogue.  I am a certified Kripalu yoga instructor and have taught yoga at Cazenovia College and other settings. In the spring of 2016 I will be offering the MBSR course at the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia, a very peaceful and beautiful venue. I consider myself an enthusiastic life long learner. I am very active in outdoor recreation and an avid dog lover.

In my years of service, I have been fortunate to have helped thousands of people from many walks of life. They report reduced anxiety, reduced depression, and improvement in their intimate relationships. They report being able to navigate life transitions with greater confidence and strength. Their lives become marked by a sense of balance, peace, and vitality. Contact me to see how I can help you.