Rachel Alexander, Esq., Mediator, FOP, CFT

Divorce Attorney, Mediator, Certified Focusing Professional
Rachel Alexander,

Credentials: Diploma/Degree

Institution: Benjamin Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University

Certification: Juris Doctorate

Certification Year: 2000

Institution: The International Focusing Institute

Graduated: 2015

In practice since: 2000

As a professional divorce mediator and family law attorney in NJ, Rachel Alexander is a mediator first and attorney second. Before any of that, she is a person, of course, and one who has experienced divorce and its inherent losses and disruptions first hand.

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.

Alexander Mediation Group
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Articles Rachel has Published
How Could You Do That? The Inner Critic
How Could You Do That? The Inner Critic Speaks, and This Time We’re Listening

"What were you thinking? Did you just say that? Out loud?" {8 minutes to read} That's not a nice way to be spoken to. Some might say it's abusive; none would call it encouraging or kind. And what is remarkable »

"What were you thinking? Did you just say that? Out loud?" {8 minutes to read} That's not a nice way to be spoken to. Some might say it's abusive; none would call it encouraging or kind. And what is remarkable is that this is very often the way we speak to ourselves. A part of us speaks to us in a way that can be admonishing, nasty, deriding and certainly, well, critical. In the therapeutic community,..

Rachel Alexander, · 6 days ago

Rachel Alexander, · 6 days ago

Holiday First Aid for Hurt Hearts
Holiday First Aid for Hurt Hearts

{2 minutes to read} Divorce can reshape our holiday celebrations into something disordered, gloomy and sad. In the midst of the divorce or in its immediate aftermath, the focus might have shifted to what »

{2 minutes to read} Divorce can reshape our holiday celebrations into something disordered, gloomy and sad. In the midst of the divorce or in its immediate aftermath, the focus might have shifted to what is lacking rather than what is to be celebrated. Enduring might have replaced enjoying. This phenomenon is prevalent and normal. The insistence that something should be other than as it is can be punishing...

Rachel Alexander, · November 16th, 2018

Rachel Alexander, · November 16th, 2018

Your Brain on Divorce
Your Brain on Divorce

{4 minutes to read} The brain, dear brain, lights up with luminous ideas and cradles our treasured memories. That organ-control center holding both well wishes and well-being, home of intellect and analysis, »

{4 minutes to read} The brain, dear brain, lights up with luminous ideas and cradles our treasured memories. That organ-control center holding both well wishes and well-being, home of intellect and analysis, reasoning, language, and ... our survival instincts. If the part of the brain that lives under the brow and crown holds Shakespeare, Wordsworth, architectural plans and e=mc2, then at the base..

Rachel Alexander, · November 5th, 2018

Rachel Alexander, · November 5th, 2018

It’s Time for Another Paradigm Shift
It’s Time for Another Paradigm Shift

IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER PARADIGM SHIFT September 18, 2018 Divorce, Well-BeingPosted By: Rachel Alexander, Esq. {5 minutes to read} We don't necessarily need victims in order to be heroes. In divorce, it's »

IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER PARADIGM SHIFT September 18, 2018 Divorce, Well-BeingPosted By: Rachel Alexander, Esq. {5 minutes to read} We don't necessarily need victims in order to be heroes. In divorce, it's quite typical to feel victimized, even to be victimized, and yet there is still the opportunity to dig in to what and who you want to be. Try this analogy: Competitive swimmers reach the pool wall and..

Rachel Alexander, · September 23rd, 2018

Rachel Alexander, · September 23rd, 2018