Mediator's Profile


Rachel Buchin

Business Name: Buchin Family Services, LLC

Rachel Buchin has been working with families and children for more than 15 years in the field of childcare. She holds a bachelors degree from Saint Cloud State University in Community Psychology and is a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice.

Rachel is passionate about children and mental health, and earned 19 college credits in Child and Family Studies during her time at SCSU. She also has more than 300 hours of training in Early Child Development while running her childcare. Rachel is a Certified Parenting Instructor (AJ Novick Group, Inc), and is currently working on her certification as a Positive Parenting Instructor.

Rachel has experienced personally the challenges that come with divorce, co-parenting, remarriage and the blended family, and maintains a great working relationship with her co-parent. As a Parenting Consultant, she sees her role as having four main components:

  • Mediator
  • Educator
  • Advocate
  • Arbitrator

The primary goal is for co-parents to make choices together for their child that make sense in their family structure.  Mediation is used to see if parents can make these decisions together. As an Educator she provides parents resources to improve communication skills and promote awareness of child development issues pertaining to their situation. She also Advocates for the child. Lastly, if parents cannot agree, she may have each parent make their case and Arbitrate a decision.


  • St. Cloud State University, Bachelor of Arts – BA, Community Psychology, 2013

Licenses & Certifications

  • Qualified Neutral, St. Cloud State University, 2021
  • Certified Parenting Instructor, AJ Novick Group, Inc.

 Areas of Focus

  • Family Mediation
  • Parenting Consulting
  • Parenting Time Expediting
  • Custody Evaluations

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