Marian T. Zinicola, also known as “Marty the Psychic,” is internationally known for her readings in which she bonds with the souls of the dead in order to relay messages to their loved ones. She has done private readings for people of all ages, cultures and professions ranging from professional athletes and TV personalities to artists, musicians and even award-winning composers. She has received messages from musical icons such as Michael Jackson, Jim Morrison, John Lennon and “Biggie” Smalls. Marty does these readings in her home as well as at “Marty Parties” at clients’ homes from New York to California. Marty has also conducted readings via the telephone in extenuating circumstances or for those who are abroad as far as Europe and the Caribbean.
For almost two decades, Marty has been very involved in crime solving, working on forensic investigations with various law enforcement officials including the New York Police Department, the FBI and the CIA. She has worked on high-profile cases such as missing persons, burglary and homicide cases. When necessary, Marty has gone to clients’ homes to do house blessings when there is an evil or demonic presence in their home.
After the tragedy of 9/11, Marty, a native New Yorker, helped initiate healing for many of the victims’ families and friends. She worked with them extensively to find closure and set future goals as many of them had not been able to see a future on their own. Marty still continues in the healing of these families, as many of the victims’ children were newborns or infants when the Twin Towers went down. In her own unique way, Marty enables a son to know his father whom he lost that fateful day or a daughter to connect with her mother whom she might not remember.
Marty is also known in many creative circles as a muse since she helps clients to execute their work in order for them to achieve their final result. She has helped musicians complete scores, costume designers finish a dress, architects draw their plans, choreographers complete their routines and authors finalize their books through her inspiration. Marty has given advice and guidance to professionals in all fields.
Marty also helps families find estranged loved ones whose whereabouts have been unknown, often for decades. She has successfully aided adult children of adoption in reconnecting with their birth parents. Marty is very medically intuitive, like her “nonna” who passed down to her the gift of mediumship. Thus, clients receive the benefit of a diagnosis, often prior to their own doctor’s findings. She also is able to detect if someone is struggling with a weight disorder, such as anorexia, without meeting or seeing the person.
Marty was born and raised in Staten Island, New York. She was the youngest of three children. It was just a week after her 14 year old brother’s death that 4 year old Marty’s mediumship first manifested through dreams. While she is a New Yorker at heart, Marty has fond memories of spending summers “down the shore” at her family home in Toms River, NJ. She is a licensed psychiatric social worker with a master’s degree from Adelphi University in Long Island. She also holds Master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology and Social Psychology. She worked in NYC Family Court, Camelot Drug Program, SI Aid Workshop for Dual Diagnosed Develepomentally Challenged Adults, NYC Department of Probation and the NYC Board of Education, on the Committee on Special Education. While working full-time, she maintained a private practice as a therapist for more than 20 years.
When not writing or conducting readings, Marty enjoys spending time with her husband of 34 years, Joseph Piscitelli, as well as the rest of her family, which includes her two sons and daughters-in-laws and three grandchildren. A music lover, Marty enjoys going to concerts, seeing Broadway shows, and visiting art galleries. Her and her husband travel extensively and collect antiques, which adorn their Victorian home in Staten Island.
Marty has completed a book consisting of client stories depicting their readings or experiences with her. She says, “I’m not a writer, I’m a medium – or so I thought. — I’ve since realized, I want to write my own memoirs and insights in a follow-up book.”