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Henegar/CBI Counseling Center Clinician Comments on Cleveland, Ohio Kidnappings

Chattanooga, Tennessee – (May 10, 2013)

Ed Doreau, of the Henegar/CBI Counseling Center, recently spoke with reporters from WDEF in Chattanooga and offered clinical insights into the 10 year kidnapping of three Cleveland, Ohio women. Like many other counselors, Doreau agreed it is natural for victims of such traumatic life experiences to “Stockholm Syndrome” in which the kidnapped individual feels affection or trust toward their kidnapper as a coping mechanism.

“The victim identifies or even bonds with the abuser and by doing so the abuser seems less threatening in their own minds,” said Doreau.

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Doreau, who recently joined the Henegar/CBI team, is a master’s level clinician who has invested much of his career and academic life focusing on the needs of teenage males as well as helping individuals struggling with addictions. He also has training in Motivational Interviewing, a mode of therapy seen as particularly helpful with addictions. He is currently accepting new clients.

For more than 30 years, the Henegar/CBI Counseling Center has offered a broad range of counseling and psychological services to the Chattanooga community. Pursuing the highest professional standards, Henegar/CBI’s licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists, counselors, and insured student interns provide approximately 1,400 client sessions per month for residents in Eastern Tennessee. Scheduling information can be obtained by calling 423-756-2894 or by visiting: Open five days a week, the counseling center’s physical address is: 1815 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404.