Certified MBSR Teacher
Certified MSC Teacher
Cassondra Graff, M.S., LCSW is a Certified, Senior teacher of MSC and MBSR at the University of California at San Diego Center for Mindfulness. She is also the Manager of the Speakers Bureau and teaches MBSR for a long-range National Institutes of Health (NIH) research study evaluating the potential benefits of mindfulness in the senior aging process. Cassondra also works closely with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, CMSC. She received her Master's degree from Columbia University in New York and is licensed as a psychotherapist in California. With over 22 years of experience, Cassondra had a private practice and also mentored therapists for the California state licensing exam. Her work as a mental health professional transformed over the years, becoming mindfulness and compassion based through the integration of her experience in meditation and yoga since the age of 15. When asked why she does this work, she replied “I cannot not do this work. It is tied to the way I live, truths I cannot deny. It is a joy to witness us humans discover our own strengths and capacities, and in this, become more alive and thrive!