Rachel Livingston, MA, LMFT
3300 Edinborough Way, Suite 550, Edina , Minnesota, 55435


As a mediator and a collaborative family specialist I have years of experience helping parents create well-thought out parenting plans as part of their divorce process.  The parenting plan is one of the most important parts of any divorce decree.  I have a real passion for helping families move forward in ways that impact parents lives and the lives of their children in positive ways, now and into the future, and a good parenting plan is a great place to start.  A healthy co-parenting relationship is a bonus for any family where parents are parenting together while living apart.  However, even parents with the best intentions to leave their children out of the middle get overwhelmed, frustrated and emotional.  Sometimes there are issues that keep parents from reaching agreements because trust and communication are broken.   A divorce impacts the entire family and although some of the changes can be painful and difficult for parents and children alike, I believe that children do well when parents do well.  So, my focus will be on you, the parents, and the ways that you can support your children in the decisions you reach for your parenting plan.  I continue to be encouraged by the ways that my clients find new ways to communicate and find opportunities to heal, reach decisions together, and move forward.  

YearTraining TypeInstructorHours
0 “Families and Resilience: Hope, Connection and Meaning” Froma Walsh, MSW, Ph.D. – MAMFT 0.00
0 “Really, Really Understanding Interest-Based Negotiations” Chip Rose – CLI 0.00
0 “Resilient Grieving” Ted Bowman – MAMFT 0.00
0 “Transformation through Transition” Pauline Boss, Ph.D. – MAMFT 0.00
0 “Opening a Dialogue . . . Revisiting “A Guide to Making Child-Focused Parenting Time Decisions” and Best Practices with Limited Resources” The Honorable William Fee Steuben – AFCC Annual Conference 0.00
0 “Couple Sensitive Individual Therapy” Bill Doherty – MAMFT 0.00
0 “Increasing the Capacity for Love” Dr. Brent Atkinson – MAMFT 0.00
0 “Working with High Conflict Clients” Bill Eddy – CLI 0.00
0 “Crucial Conversations Training. Tools for talking when the stakes are high” Anne Schibly – CLI 0.00
0 “ADD/ADHD Training” Susan Pye-Browkaw – Adler Graduate School 0.00
0 Parenting Consulting Training Karen Irvin and Mediation Center at Hamline University 0.00
0 Advanced Parenting Consulting Training Karen Irvin and Jen Josephs, Mediation Center at Hamline University 0.00
0 Mediation Training (2) Dan Simon, Simon Mediation AND Karen Irvin, Mediation Center at Hamline University 0.00
0 Social Early Neutral Evaluation Training (SENE) Jim Goetz, JD, MSW, MA 0.00
0 The Model Standards and Beyond: Custody Evaluations and Risk Managment David A. Martindale, Ph.D., ABPP 0.00
0 Parenting Coordination: Practice Foundations Matthew Sullivan, PhD 0.00
Areas of Practice
  • Parenting Plans
  • Co-Parenting/Parenting Coaching
  • Mediation/Co-Mediation
  • Parenting Consulting
Undergraduate Education: Drake University, BA in Journalism and Mass Communication
Postgraduate Education: Adler Graduate School, MA in Counseling and Psychotherapy
Professional Licenses

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

MN Rule 114 Qualified Neutral: Mediator, Parenting Consultant, Parenting Time Expeditor (ADR – Alternative Dispute Resolution)

Professional Activities

Professional Memberships:  Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC);  Minnesota Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT); Collaborative Law Institute of MN (CLI).

Qualifications: Minnesota Rule 114 Qualified Neutral: Mediator, Parenting Consultant (PC); Parenting Time Expeditor (PTE), Social Early Neutral Evaluation (SENE).

Divorce Support Group Facilitator


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