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:

9 ways to help a friend with breast cancer

People tell me they don’t know what to do or say when they hear that a friend has received a breast cancer diagnosis. They want to help, but they don’t want to be a bother. With that in mind, and in recognition of October of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I have complied a list …[Read More]

Why kids die in hot cars, how to prevent it

Every summer dozens of children die after being left in in a hot car. It is most often accidental, and yet, it continues to happen. An excellent Washington Post article by Gene Weingarten, written in 2009, talks of the horrors parents face when they suddenly remember the sleeping child in the back seat and rush to …[Read More]

Aim For Love Longevity This Valentine’s Day

When I thought about writing a post on Valentine’s Day and relationship tips, I asked my husband for his ideas. His response was “…Listen to your wife. She is always right!”
OK, so there may have been a tad of sarcasm in his response. But we have been together for a long time and have known each …[Read More]

Making Sense of Tragedy, Growing Stronger #ctshooting

I am heartbroken, sickened and confused by the horrific tragedy that hit our Connecticut community on Friday. As a psychologist and a nurse who has spent more than 35 years dealing with trauma and death, I feel like I should have some answers about why and how this kind of event could occur.
But I do …[Read More]