Aaron Buckwalter, LMFT

Aaron Buckwalter, LMFT I am a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Los Angeles.


Here’s how to recognize the physical symptoms of work-related stress — and what to do about them.



It’s the neglected middle child of mental health, and can dull your motivation and focus. And it may be the dominant emotion of 2021.


When Michaeleen Doucleff met parents from around the world, she encountered millennia-old methods of raising good kids that made American parenting seem bizarre and ineffective.

"If adults want to guide their children toward resilience, these experts say, then they need to get their own minds out ...

"If adults want to guide their children toward resilience, these experts say, then they need to get their own minds out of crisis mode"

Teenagers and tweens will be fine, experts say — if adults model resilience.


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A psychologist provides five strategies to resist certain ways of thinking and behaving that can cause such a downward spiral.

Informative video explaining how alcohol effects your system

Informative video explaining how alcohol effects your system

Ethanol: this molecule, made of little more than a few carbon atoms, is responsible for drunkenness. Often simply referred to as alcohol, ethanol is the active ingredient in alcoholic beverages. So how exactly does it cause drunkenness, and why does it have dramatically different effects on differen...

Time to re-read the classics!

Time to re-read the classics!


Helicopter parenting has become the American norm, but it may not be the best way to connect with our kids.


Note: This piece contains s*xual content and descriptions of child s*x abuse that could be disturbing to some readers. The messages…


UCLA is launching an interdisciplinary research institute on kindness, exploring its health benefits and exploring ways to spread it.

Very interesting.

Very interesting.

Here’s how to make the most of it.


By all logic, most Norwegians should be depressed by their long, dark, isolating winters. Except that many have found a cozy, social, nature-infused antidote.


The share of adults reporting no s*x in the past year has risen to its highest level in three decades of polling.


The college bribery scandal raises the concern that overprotected young children are ill-equipped to face challenges. Here’s advice for raising a self-sufficient child.


Mustering solid evidence, two researchers have denounced the standard psychiatric guidelines for how best to wean patients from depression medications.

Mental Health Parity must be enforced.

Mental Health Parity must be enforced.

The unit of UnitedHealth Group was found to have abused its discretion under federal laws.


I couldn’t read a book, watch a full-length movie or sustain a long conversation. Late last year, I decided enough was enough.


A cartoon by Pia Guerra.

Part 1 of 2

Part 1 of 2

At an age when peers become more important than parents, these three buddies are awakening to middle school’s cliques and strict gender codes.


A new, first-of-its-kind study reveals a key link between alcohol consumption and poor sleep quality in a large sample of men and women.


Cannabis causes lasting cognitive impairment in adolescents, according to Canadian researchers.


Children often waver, or rely too heavily on input from others. Here’s how to teach them to listen to their gut.

Lean in, Lean out.

Lean in, Lean out.

The Kavanaugh-Blasey testimonies have stirred up painful memories for many. Here’s what you can do about it.


Don't wait around for inspiration to strike, this study says; instead, throw yourself into new experiences — and be willing to work at it.

I was recently interviewed for this article in The Atlantic.

I was recently interviewed for this article in The Atlantic.

"My hope is that people think about how this is more than a transaction," says one family therapist.


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