Ce Eshelman, LMFT, is an attachment specialist, author, and founder of The Attach Place Center for Strengthening Relationships. With 27 years of experience and training, she began specializing in attachment and trauma treatment 17 years ago after adopting her two children from the foster care system. Ce has been fortunate to receive training from Master Psychotherapists, including the late Virginia Satir, James Framo, Francine Shapiro, Marsha Lanahan, Sue Johnson, Bruce Ecker, Pat Ogden, Daniel Siegel, Daniel Gottman, Bruce Perry, Karyn Purvis, Bessel van der Kolk, and many more.
Personally, Ce is a cancer survivor, raising her two young adult children and is the guardian of a young adult with special needs. Ce uses the philosophy and strategies of attachment-based models to heal the wounded hearts of her children?diagnosed in childhood with Reactive Attachment Disorder, as well as other mental health and developmental disorders. Additionally, Ce's family includes a two-year-old granddaughter, a young adult friend of the family, two lovely adult step-children, one delightful aging parent, five (count 'em) wild and wonderful rescue dogs, and two sweetheart rescue cats.
In March 2016, Ce published Drowning with My Hair on Fire: Insanity Relief for Adoptive Parents. It is a compilation of supportive love letters to adoptive parents designed for daily inspirational reading. You can buy a copy in The Attach Place or on Amazon.com.
Ce's philosophy above all else: love matters.
Neurofeedback and Center Manager
Jen Nguyen, LMFT, received her Master?s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University and her Bachelor?s in Human Development from University of California, Davis. Through her professional work and academic training, Jen has 5+ years of experience working with individuals of all age groups, couples, and families, providing successful crisis intervention, counseling, and supportive services. In addition, she has expertise working with culturally diverse individuals and mixed families, supporting them with cross-generational and acculturation issues. Recognizing the complexity of human behavior, she employs the use of a spectrum of theories to guide her to effectively identify each individual's needs. In her work, she utilizes evidence-based treatment approaches with specialized training in attachment-based approaches, Theraplay(c), and Neurofeedback. Understanding that each individual comes with his or her own unique set of challenges, her interventions and approach are always tailored to the individual?s needs.
In May 2016, Jen and her husband brought their first child into the world. We are all delighted for them.
Center NeuroTechnical Staff
Jorgess (Jorge) Morales graduated from University of California Merced with a B.A. in Psychology and is currently pursuing a M.A. degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has experience working with children with a variety of diagnoses, specifically Autism Spectrum Disorder. Jorge received her neurofeedback certification from Bill Scott, the founder of the BrainPaint Neurofeedback System. Jorge is currently raising two dogs (one of which was adopted), a chinchilla, and she hopes to add more pet babies to her life in the future.
Dan Gerard is a true Sacramento local who graduated from Rio Americano High School and is now attending college full-time. He has provided neurofeedback at The Attach Place Center since 2012 and has received certification from Bill Scott, the founder of the BrainPaint Neurofeedback System. Additionally, he has provided neurofeedback on location in Chico, CA. Dan enjoys working with children as a coach on the ball field, and as a technician in neurofeedback.