Work with me

Work with Harriet Cabelly LCSW

Counseling: Adversity, Loss & Healing

Do you want to relieve your pain, get back into life, regain your strength and confidence, feel more in control, be more energized, laugh again, feel joy? Are you ready to get unstuck and rebuild your life?

Loss and pain can stimulate growth and change.

As a social worker and positive psychology coach, my passion is working with you to create your best life possible.

Working with me will help you gain renewed purpose, meaning and joy. You will reclaim your life through and despite your challenging circumstances. With my particular interest in overcoming adversity, I support you through your grief as you struggle to cope and come through intact, regain your balance and incorporate your new reality into a newly designed life.

I combine supportive counseling as you work through the powerful intense emotions of grief, along with tools and exercises to support you as you struggle to cope, readjust and eventually begin to heal.

Situations that warrant a ‘rebuild’:

  • Divorce/relationship break-up
  • Death of a loved one
  • Illness/disability
  • Retirement/empty nest
  • Any critical life transition or loss

I see clients in my office on Long Island and I also conduct sessions online via Zoom which is convenient from anywhere.

We obviously don’t choose our negative and painful circumstances but we can choose our responses.
“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” (Charles Swindoll)

We’ve only got one shot at this thing called life. Choose to make it as good as possible.
“Your life is an occasion. Rise to it.” (movie- Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium)

“Working with Harriet really changed my life. I was lucky to meet her at a parenting workshop and I felt an amazing connection with her. After the workshop was over I called her with a very tough situation in my life that I was going through. I was at a point of desperation when we had our first meeting. Our first meeting was delightful, she taught me how to meditate which is invaluable to me now. She is very easy to talk to and has been an incredible support system to me. She is more like a friend, and an advisor that has your best interest at heart. It was refreshing to work with her. She is a no nonsense person and her spirit is extraordinary. Thank you Harriet!!”


If you would’ve told me 10 years ago that I’d be doing public speaking, I’d have said you were crazy. But yes, I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and love it. It is a privilege and an opportunity for me to share what I care about, what I’m passionate about.

Topics of well-being include:

  • Resiliency
  • Grief and Growth
  • Meaning and Purpose
  • Filling Your Bucket – Self Care
  • Aging Well
  • Life After Loss

I present to groups such as seniors, care-givers, traumatic brain injury, Holocaust survivors, retirees, divorce, bereavement, parents of special needs children.  Venues include conferences, health expos and fairs, JCCs & Ys, senior centers, health clubs.

Call on me to present to your group.

“Harriet’s sessions help me focus on all the beauty in the world that there is and keep those images as a tool to leading a positive and happy life! I look forward to Harriet’s monthly sessions as a strong camaraderie between positive minded women helping each other to find ways in making our daily path in life a smooth one”! (T.S.)

If you would like to schedule an appointment or would like more information about working with me,
please contact me at 516-214-4778 or [email protected].


how to find me

Long Island, New York
Call me: 516-214-4778