Los Angeles Chapter  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Los Angeles Chapter — CAMFT

President's Message

01/31/2024 11:30 PM | Mike Johnsen (Administrator)

Jennifer Stonefield, LMFT
President, LA-CAMFT


Self-love is the cornerstone of personal growth and resilience. It involves recognizing and appreciating your worth, acknowledging strengths, and embracing imperfections. In cultivating self-love, you need to build a solid foundation for navigating life's challenges with confidence and grace. 

Strength, both mental and emotional, is intertwined with self-love. It is in the power to confront difficulties head-on, learning from personal setbacks, and using them as stepping stones to personal evolution. True strength lies not just in physical prowess, but in the ability to endure, adapt, and thrive amidst adversity.  

Embracing self-love and strength fosters a positive mindset, allowing you to set healthy boundaries and prioritize your well-being. It empowers you to make choices aligned with your values, fostering a sense of authenticity and fulfillment. When rooted in self-love, strength becomes a force that propels you towards your goals and ambitions. 

In the journey of life, the synergy of self-love and strength becomes a compass to guide you through life's twists and turns. It is a powerful partnership that not only builds resilience, but also fosters compassion towards yourself (and others). Ultimately, a solid foundation for a fulfilling and meaningful life is created.  

Remember that you don't need to be loved by anyone else in order to be lovable, so be easy on yourself and wrap yourself in self-love.


Jennifer Stonefield, LMFT

Jennifer Stonefield, LMFT, is Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She’s always had a passion for psychology and going on the therapeutic journey with her clients reminds her of this every day. She has a wide array of clinical experience ranging from working with children in an educational setting to those suffering from dementia to individual work in several group, private practices where age holds no boundaries. She has an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Jennifer applies a person-centered approach when working with clients, as she believes that a “one size fits all” approach simply won’t cut it.

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