Andrea Cernero, MA, LPC

Andrea is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has extensive experience working with a wide range of populations including children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. As an Approved Clinical Supervisor, Andrea utilizes her experience to supervise and train Licensed Associate Counselors. Andrea is passionate about providing therapy to clients who would like to explore personal difficulties that impact their sense of well-being.

As a clinician and mother herself, Andrea is passionate about the importance of mental healthcare for expecting and new moms. Currently, Andrea is pursuing a Perinatal Mental Health Certificate (PMH-C) through Postpartum International Support. Through this work, Andrea provides mothers with support, guidance and compassion as they navigate the beginning stages of motherhood.

Previous to joining the practice full time, Andrea worked as a counselor in the school setting at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, as well as in the clinical setting providing intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient counseling services. In addition, Andrea was a consultant for the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County, providing psychoeducational training to local school districts. 

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 to address the above areas of treatment. These include but are not limited to:

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Life Transitions Theory

  • Mindfulness Based Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Psychotherapy

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)