About Kaela Bonafede

Kaela Bonafede, AMFT #120388


Kaela A. Bonafede is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#120388).  As a clinician, she believes a collaborative and healthy connection between the therapist and client is essential when engaging in meaningful therapeutic work. A strong working alliance serves to enhance therapy’s outcome and promote a corrective experience. Feeling seen, heard, and validated is essential to her work, serving to empower clients.

Kaela’s approach to therapy includes providing a warm, supportive, and down to earth environment to process client’s unique challenges. She values joining and empathetically understanding a client’s experiences while providing a structured approach to meet her client’s goals.

She has experience helping children, adolescents, adults, and families of diverse cultural backgrounds. Kaela uses evidenced-based practices to work through her client’s core struggles and promote growth. By honoring the diversity of my clients, she values client response specificity, tailoring her approach to work through her client’s core issues at their pace and time. Kaela received her Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Clinical Counseling Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino.