New York City's Therapist John Carnesecchi


  • Favorite book  

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Token

  • Most enjoyable activities in your free time  

    Playing the piano and all things musical, attending live concerts, jogging, hitting the gym, gardening, traveling, participating in improv acting, and learning Italian.

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

    The opportunity to collaborate with supportive, motivated, and talented individuals creates a sense of chosen family.

  • Dream vacation  

    To live in Tuscany/Umbria, Italy, for six months each year.

  • Favorite movie genre  

    Fantasy and action movies

  • Most enjoyable part about being a therapist  

    The human-to-human connection! It's truly a privilege to be welcomed into someone's life, initially as a stranger and swiftly becoming a trusted partner in their care.

  • Favorite music artists  

    Thompson Twins, Depeche Mode, Crowded House, and Howard Jones, to name a few!

  • Favorite fun board games  

    Ticket to Ride (Europe Edition) and Telestrations (two!)

John P. Carnesecchi, LCSW, CEAP
Founder and Clinical Director

Verified by Psychology Today Badge

With over twenty-five years of experience, John P. Carnesecchi LCSW, CEAP, is the founder and clinical director of Gateway to Solutions, based in the Financial District of NYC.  He completed his undergraduate degree in experimental psychology and business administration from Ithaca College, NY. John earned his graduate degree from New York University in clinical social work.  He earned post-graduate certifications, licenses, and training in the following areas: psychotherapy (individual, couple, family modalities), IMAGO relationship therapy, divorce, family & labor mediator, career coaching and employee assistance (CEAP), program development and corporate training, palliative care program development, multiple sclerosis wellness program instructor and adoption/IVF home study reviewer and psychosocial examiner.   He is also asked to consult with other clinicians to develop successful practices of their own.

John Carnesecchi practices an integrative and didactic approach to therapy that includes many techniques from the following internationally respected schools of thought: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt, Rational Emotive Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Positive Psychology, Humanistic, Imago Relationship Therapy, and Coaching.

Organizationally, John P. Carnesecchi has seasoned experience from highly regarded institutions such as the New York University, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Air Force Foundation, Staten Island University Hospital Hospice, the NYC Chapter of the MS Society, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and Clove Lakes Health Care Rehabilitation Center (long-term, sub-acute and outpatient care).  He has also consulted with many organizations such as Bloomberg, American Express & Goldman Sachs, Attune Insurance Co. on human capital programs and products.

Contact Our Practice Manager

Call Us