Ce Eshelman, LMFT

Ce Eshelman, LMFT

Professions: Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriange and Family Therapy - MFC27146
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 00260
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3406 American River Drive
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Sacramento, California 95864 - United States
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I use Attachment Theory to facilitate a moment by moment unfolding of emotional patterns that interfere with true trust and intimacy in relationships. It is my belief that people are impacted by their level of engagement and attachment to significant people with whom they share their lives.

I specialize in treating families with children diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder, Complex Developmental Trauma, and attachment/abuse recovery challenges. Using trust-based methods and specific strategies for intervening in dysregulated family dynamics, I work to strengthen attachments that support the development of reciprocal, loving, parent/child relationships. While love is not enough; it is the foundation.

Email or Call Ce Eshelman, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00260

More Info About My Practice

I am pleased to work with a team of attachment therapists who support the individuals, couples and families who walk through our doors looking for a safe place with safe people to trust with their most sacred inner lives.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

As a parent of two attachment challenged children and a psychotherapist, it seems I was destined to focus my life's professional work on supporting the healing of other attachment challenged children and the families who support and love them. My own parenting experience uniquely informs my understanding of the hurt, suffering, and frustration of raising children with complex attachment trauma. Because of my own home life, I was driven to learn from the best on how these challenges impact brain development and family dynamics. It only seemed right to share the experience, knowledge, and wisdom I have learned along the way with other families struggling with the same challenges.

For more information about me, you can check out my book: Drowning With My Hair On Fire Insanity Relief For Adoptive Parents by Ce Eshelman, LMFT on Amazon.com.

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Best wishes on your journey.

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Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adolescents, Parents, Adoptive Parents, Parents of Attachment Challenged Children, Trauma, Children and Adolescents diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder, Individuals, Couples, Families, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and those questioning

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Biofeedback / Neurofeedback
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Coherence Therapy / Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Neurofeedback
  • Parent Work
  • Play Therapy
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Theraplay
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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