SilverLake Psychotherapy Associates
1036 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10301|3010 Amboy Road, Staten Island, NY 10306

Fax: (718) 727-3317   |  (718) 667-0131

Positive Support for Personal Solutions


Senior Associate Bios...

Senior Associate

MICHAEL ZAMPELLA LCSW, CASACMichael is a seasoned clinician who appreciates the importance of both kindness and commitment in being a therapist. His practice specializes in the treatment of adolescents who present with behavioral and emotional problems caused or made worse by substance misuse. The clinical approach he takes is to help address the emotional, situational and behavioral problems that often lead to school difficulties and family conflict while also addressing the substance use issues.

Michael works with family members and does couple's therapy as well in order to compile a comprehensive assessment and develop effective solutions to the presenting problems. Michael served as Clinical Director for adolescent substance abuse and mental health treatment programs in both Manhattan and Staten Island. This work allowed for the constant exposure to contemporary, research based treatment approaches shown to be effective for adolescents, couples and families. Michael has been a professor of social work at Monmouth University Graduate School and NYU Graduate School of Social Work, teaching courses in child and family therapy. He is currently a Field Instructor at NYU, Fordham University, and College of Staten Island school of Social Work.

Michael completed his graduate studies at NYU School of Social Work, where he received an MSW degree & a Post Graduate Training Certificate from the Doctoral Program. 

Senior Associate


Rosemarie is an experienced clinician who has worked in healthcare since 1979 and private practice since 1995.  Her practice is grounded in Social Work values of warmth, empathy and genuineness thus, creating a safe environment for clients to comfortably express their needs.  Her focus is doing work with individuals and couples.  She gained a wealth of experience doing hospital based work at the former St. Vincent’s Medical Center of Staten Island.  Rosemarie has done extensive work with cancer, chronically ill and grieving patients.  Her last three years at the Medical Center were spent working in the emergency department counseling and advocating for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.  In 1999 she completed the Sexual Assault Examiners program at Columbia University.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management with a concentration in
Women’s Studies from St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY.  Her professional graduate studies were completed at Rutgers University School of Social Work where she was awarded an MSW Degree in 1987.  She has held her current position as a Social Worker at University Hospice since 2000.

Rosemarie has co-led several support groups for Cancer patients, the bereaved and woman in transition from divorce or separation. Using several different modalities of treatment, she has had excellent success in reducing symptoms related to anxiety and depression as well as assisting her clients in gaining insight about their problems.

Suzanne Sierp, LCSW, CASAC - Supervising Clinician
Kobe Adesanya, LMSW
Claudia Alvarez, LCSW
Kristi Lucchesi, LMHC
Hannah Maddox, LMSW
Genell Donohue, LMHC
Christine Danelson, LMSW
Christie Brownlee, LMSW

Elise W. Triado, LMSW

Staff Associates:

Laura Rinick, LMSW
Jaclyn Mistretta, LMSW
Victoria Smushko, LMHC
Angelika Rozin, LMHC
Christine O'neill, LMSW
Desiree Farmer , LMSW, CASAC
Rosa Schirripa, LCSW
Paula Bardales, LMSW
Alexandra Gesankis, LMSW

Support Staff (718 727-3313)
Michelle Villamanga, Office Manager
Nicole Fillisetti, Administrative Assistant

Bernadette Dodge, Administrative Assistant
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