Dr. Elaine Ducharme

Dr. Elaine Ducharme

I am a licensed psychologist in Connecticut who has worked with children and families for more than 25 years. An adjunct professor at the University of Hartford, I am the author of "Must I Turn the Other Cheek," a book about the effects of premature forgiveness on recovery from sexual abuse. I also blog weekly at WRCH, where I am a monthly guest on their morning radio show, talking about a variety of mental health issues. I am often asked to provide expert testimony to the courts on issues related to domestic violence, custody issues and trauma. To learn more about my practice visit my website at www.drelaineducharme.com

Posts by Dr. Elaine Ducharme:

Taking a look at the facts of domestic violence/intimate partner violence

The world has now seen intimate partner violence splashed all over their television screens. Ravens running back Ray Rice knocked his fiancée unconscious in an elevator outfitted with a camera. Most people reacted with outrage to what they saw. But I have heard some say, “Well, she hit him first. She deserved it.” Others are …[Read More]

Trying to understand Robin Williams’ death and how to stop suicide

The world is reeling in shock from the death of Robin Williams. He was an amazing man–an icon. His popularity spanned generations. He had it all…talent, fame, money, a family and friends. Yes, he had it all…even depression and addictions.
The world is in mourning together. So many of us feel the sadness; as if the …[Read More]

10 ways summer camp helps kids learn resilience

It is hard to believe–especially since it seems like winter only just left us behind–that summer is quickly approaching. And during this time when school is out of session, many families are looking at summer camps for their kids.
What makes summer camp so good for most kids? There are so many activities parents can do …[Read More]

8 tips to bury your winter blahs

I admit it–I am so done with winter.  This is one thing that pretty much everyone (other than the most avid of winter sports enthusiasts) on the east coast and midwest can agree on, we are all ready for spring.
Winter blahs are not the same as Seasonal Affective Disorder. Most of us are not clinically …[Read More]