Center Founder and Attachment Specialist
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 in marriage and family therapy, she began specializing in attachment and trauma healing 18 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.
Ce is also a stepmother, grandmother, and rescue dog mother. She learned in the thick of raising her own children from difficult beginnings just how important it is to cultivate a loving relationship, quality friendships, work/life balance, and trauma-informed therapeutic support to make life fulfilling and joyful.
In March 2016, Ce published Drowning with My Hair on Fire: Insanity Relief for Adoptive Parents. It is a compilation of supportive letters to adoptive parents designed for daily inspirational reading.
Ceís philosophy above all else ó love matters.
Jen Nguyen, LMFT, received her Masterís Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University and her Bachelorís in Human Development from the 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 individualís 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 approaches are always tailored to the individualís needs.
In May 2016, Jen and her husband brought their first child into the world. We are all delighted for them.
Dan Gerard is a true Sacramento native 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.
Andrea Kersten is finishing up her degree at the University of California at Davis with a double major in Science & Technology Studies and Psychology. She has obtained two A.S. degrees in Behavioral Sciences and Social Sciences from Sacramento City College. Andrea is passionate about working with children, having worked for over ten years as an independent child care provider, camp counselor, and a theatre teacher, both locally and abroad in Okinawa, Japan.
Jorgess (Jorge) Morales, B.A. graduated from University of California Merced with a Psychology emphasis and is currently pursuing an M.A. degree in social work. 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.