Andrea Cernero, MA, LPC

Director of Clinical Operations

Andrea is a dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor with a rich background in assisting a diverse clientele, including children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Her expertise also extends to her role as an Approved Clinical Supervisor, where she leverages her extensive experience to mentor and guide Licensed Associate Counselors. Andrea’s passion shines through in her commitment to helping individuals confront and navigate personal challenges affecting their well-being.

With a deep understanding of the unique mental health needs of expecting and new mothers, Andrea is actively pursuing a Perinatal Mental Health Certificate (PMH-C) from Postpartum Support International. Her dedication to this cause is rooted in both her professional acumen and personal journey as a mother, offering a blend of professional guidance and compassionate support to mothers at the start of their parenting journey.

Before her full-time engagement in private practice, Andrea’s career spanned various educational and clinical settings. She has contributed significantly as a school counselor across elementary, middle, and high school levels, and has provided intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient counseling services. Further enhancing her impact on community mental health, Andrea served as a consultant for the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County, delivering psychoeducational training to local school districts. Andrea’s multifaceted career is driven by a relentless passion for mental health advocacy and a commitment to enriching the lives of those she serves.

Educational Background:

Post Master’s Certification in Clinical Counseling – Montclair State University

Master of Counseling – Seton Hall University

Bachelor of Science – Towson University

Perinatal Mental Health Certificate – Postpartum Support International (Currently Pursuing)

Andrea has extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Anxiety & Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Life Transitions
  • Family Conflict
  • Social Dynamics
  • Parenting
  • Relational Issues


Andrea is highly skilled and knowledgeable in a variety of modalities including but not limited to:

  • Dialetical Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Life Transitions Theory
  • Mindfulness Based Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychotherapy


Before meeting Andrea, I was suffering from severe postpartum depression, feeling lost and disconnected from myself and my baby. Andrea’s compassionate approach and specialized expertise in perinatal mental health were transformative. She guided me through understanding my emotions, taught me the importance of self-compassion, and equipped me with the tools I needed for healing. Thanks to Andrea, I’ve established a healthy and fulfilling connection with my child, something I once feared was out of reach. Her support and guidance have been pivotal in my journey, and I cannot express enough gratitude for the light she brought into my life during one of my darkest times.