We exist to help women and children who experienced sexual abuse or acts of violence regain their balance in life.
Racheal’s Rest, is a 5-day restorative retreat program that is designed to address the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of survivors. We exist to help women and children who experienced sexual abuse or acts of violence regain their balance in life.
Sexual abuse, PTSD, and domestic violence issues are all highly complex issues with many ramifications, and counseling requires highly specialized skills and insight to optimize recovery. Connection with other survivors is a vital component of healing from abuse. Racheal’s Rest provides a safe and supportive environment designed to help participants find new hope through private counseling and our restorative retreats.
Survivors of abuse from all over the country attend Racheal’s Rest retreats to help them find their inner healing. Racheal’s Rest is engaged in programs that benefit a broad base of the community. While we welcome “all walks of life”, Racheal’s Rest is based on biblical principles.
Dr. Karen McDonald currently leads all retreats and provides group and private counseling in Kennesaw, Georgia. Dr. Karen is a board-certified Christian Counselor through the Georgia Board of Examiners for Christian Counselors and Therapists. She is also a trauma specialist and sees adult, teen and child clients ages 3 and up. Karen grew up with domestic violence and sexual abuse on a daily basis. She survived and developed a passion for helping others find restoration from abuse. Because she has struggled through her own journey of recovery, she knows how much courage and determination it takes to overcome the fears, shame and guilt, spiritual confusion, relationship issues, and parenting difficulties survivors face. Furthermore, she has wisdom, training and skills to pass along techniques to those who are ready to change their lives.