Rachel Jecklin, MA, Resident in Counseling
I grew up in Philadelphia to Christian parents, and during elementary school we had numerous infant foster brothers and sisters in our home. My parents later adopted two children into our family. From the earliest moments of my memory, it was apparent how important childhood, family, and faith were in shaping our lives and our stories.
My calling to counseling came at a young age. Those seeds began to take root in a professional capacity around 2001, through my studies in social work and subsequent work in the field of foster care and adoption, child trauma counseling, and behavioral counseling in the schools.
I have been privileged to be a part of Journey since 2019. During my time here, I have deepened my awareness of my calling — to minister to college and career-aged women through various seasons of life. I often work with women around issues of anxiety, life transitions, grief and loss, trauma, and emotional and relational healing.
My own story includes unexpected and difficult challenges, including a loss of my faith in God for a time and the ending of my marriage. God showed Himself to be faithful and brought me back to Him — restoring me, rebuilding my life, and reminding me of who I am in Christ. I am grateful that He brings beauty from the ashes and redeems what was lost for His glory. I feel honored to walk with women through the events that shape their lives and see God’s transformative work unfolding within them.