Meet the Team

Meet Juwairiah Abdus-Saboor, Therapist, Owner

Juwairiah is a Clinical Social Worker (Licensed in VA and NC) and a Certified Child & Adolescent Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP-CA), who believes in supporting individuals with discovering their strengths, balance, and ability to thrive and enjoy life. In order to do this, she adopts an eclectic approach to therapy which includes, strength based, solution-focused, self-psychology, systems and attachment theory. For the past 8 years, she has been working as a qualified mental health professional in various cities in Virginia. She received her Bachelors in Social Work and minor in Spanish at NC State University in 2012, Master's Degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2016 and obtained her license in Clinical Social Work in 2019. She was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina by her Pan-African (African-American) parents and with her four sisters. She has two young sons and a loving and supportive husband. She has healthy relationships with her mother, father, brothers and sisters. Her hobbies include walking, traveling, making things out of play-dough with her sons, cooking and trying new foods, as well as learning about different cultures and history.

* Bilingual - English and Intermediate Spanish

Meet Jamal Salih, Operational Manager

Jamal Salih is a skilled project manager, who has over 15 years of experience with persons who have mental, developmental, physical, and substance abuse challenges. He brings his knowledge of emotional health, holistic wellness and creativity with him to RCG as the operational manager. Jamal takes a servant leader approach to managing and understands the many challenges that clients and colleagues have when navigating through life. Jamal's unique experience of spending his formative years in Sudan, Africa taught him the importance of family and community leadership, human connection, faith and mindfullness. He has two young sons and a loving and supportive wife. If you bump into him outside of work, you will find him spending time with family, telling a story, playing on the floor with his sons, or engulfed in one of his numerous art projects

* Bilingual - Arabic and English

Meet Randa Elsayed, NLP Practitioner and Life Coach

Randa Ibrahim Elsayed is a Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner and coach, focusing on child and adult development. Randa"s love for children and a profound understanding of the wants and needs of an individual is the foundation of her wise guidance to both children and parents. In Egypt, Randa worked with children, instructing them on social etiquette. Before that, she worked in Egyptian television after receiving her Bachelor's degree in Media. After moving to the United States with her husband she became an entrepreneur, which helped her develop experience communicating with others. She is a member of the ANLP organization and ICF. Randa has a Youtube channel designed to guide people so that they can create a new life style for themselves. By using powerful methodologies, she helps people rise from an average life experience to enjoy their best possible life.

* Bilingual - Arabic and English

Meet Daniella Rivera, MSW, LCSWA

Therapist Daniella (she/they) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate in NC. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Spanish, with a minor in Religious Studies at Meredith College in 2016, Master's degree in Social Work from NC State University in 2019, and has been working to obtain her full license in Clinical Social Work for the past two years. They were born in Fort Myers, FL but grew up most of their adolescence in Fayetteville, NC with their Puerto Rican/Boricua parents, two older brothers, and an older sister. As a genderqueer, bisexual, Latinx ex-vangelical, Daniella is driven to work with individuals from marginalized communities that are often overlooked, under-served, and oppressed on a daily basis. Their background includes counseling individuals on various mental, emotional, behavioral, and social issues encouraging individuals to embrace personal growth, facilitating difficult transitions, and advocating for clients' needs, all from a holistic, strengths-based, trauma-informed perspective. In her free time, you may find Daniella working with her sister and other creators of color on their small business called Resist+Rest, having existential conversations with friends and family, or making some form of art. Daniella has a passion for justice, decolonization, holistic wellness, spirituality, deep conversation, community, and creation.

* Bilingual - Spanish and English

Meet Kierra Reed, LMFT

As a therapist, I see my role as a collaborative facilitator of change. I seek to join with clients in a respectful way that acknowledges their own wisdom through practical, supportive, and empathetic connection. Clients should expect a warm welcome full of laughs and understanding. My therapeutic work is done through a systemic lens that allows me to confront issues of oppressions like classism, sexism, and racism. I use psychodynamic theories (internal processes that inform how we think, feel and act) as well as systemic theories (the interaction of who we are and our environments) in my work in bringing about personal agency and self-fulfillment. My counseling style can be spontaneous and intuitive to meet the needs of my clients, and in many cases I use narrative therapy, emotionally focused therapy as well as mindfulness practices. In my spare time, reading, knitting, painting, gaming, and outdoor activities.