Amanda Mahon, headshot, GTS in New York


  • Favorite book  

    November 9 by Colleen Hoover.

  • Most enjoyable activities in your free time  

    Dancing and choreographing, hitting the gym, and being a foodie by exploring new restaurants.

  • What do you appreciate the most about working at GTS?  

    The positive environment and the supportive nature of GTS.  There's a genuine sense of guidance and support from every team member.

  • Dream vacation  

    Italy, particularly along the Amalfi Coast.

  • Favorite blog you wrote at GTS  

    Forming and Maintaining Platonic and Romantic Relationships During Emerging Adulthood.

  • Two favorite music artists  

    Ed Sheeran and Luke Combs

  • Favorite and fun board game  


Amanda Mahon


Amanda Mahon is the Community Outreach Coordinator at Gateway to Solutions. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree at Ithaca College, she will graduate in May 2024 with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology, complemented by a minor in Sport and Exercise Psychology.

For the last two years, Amanda has been an engaged leader in research at Ithaca College. She actively contributes to the Emerging Adulthood Lab, where she spearheads a team of peers conducting innovative research. Amanda has already showcased her work at the 26th annual James J. Whalen Academic Symposium, exploring the link between social media usage among emerging adults and their interpersonal connections. Her research has been nominated for an outstanding research award, highlighting its impact and quality. Furthermore, Amanda is preparing to present fresh findings on parental favoritism at the Eastern Psychology Association in the spring of 2024.

In the fall of 2024, Amanda will embark on her Masters program in mental health counseling and clinical social work. Her ambition is to attain licensure as an LCSW, aiming to practice in a clinical environment. Her ultimate aspiration is to contribute to enhancing the mental well-being of individuals, couples, and families.

Since June 2023, Amanda has been interning at the FDNY Counseling Services Unit in Manhattan. Her role involves close collaboration with the program director to manage the peer support initiative and implement suicide prevention strategies. Additionally, she provides support to clinicians by aiding in group therapy sessions.

During the summer of 2023, Amanda served as Gateway to Solutions’ Summer Blog Intern. She authored three blogs under the supervision of John Carnesecchi, LCSW, CEAP, GTS’s founder and clinical director. Before publication, her work underwent clinical review by John Carnesecchi, LCSW, CEAP.

Eager to apply her assertiveness and passion for learning in a clinical environment, Amanda looks forward to collaborating with GTS clinicians. She aims to actively engage in learning, conducting research, and gaining a deeper understanding of diverse therapeutic approaches as she commences her master’s in clinical social work.

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