As a professional divorce mediator and family law attorney in New York & New New Jersey, Rachel Alexander is a focus oriented mediator and attorney. She is passionate about supporting her clients through this critical, life changing event. Rachel studied social work at Columbia University in New York City prior to entering law school. This education provided her a deep appreciation for the family system and what developing children need in order to grow into high-functioning adults. Rachel is a Focusing Oriented Professional and Certified Focusing Trainer. In her work with conflict resolution for divorcing parties, Rachel utilizes focusing to attune to clients, hear ''the underneath'' beyond what is verbally expressed, and encourage reparative relating between the parties.