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:
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]
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]
I thought when I left Florida 11 years ago, I was leaving behind our annual hurricane watches and preparations. I was so wrong. Here we are again talking about and preparing for another possible disaster in New England and all along the eastern coast.
The news has been all over this one. They are even calling it Frankenstorm! A monster storm! I …[Read More]
I am thrilled that a partnership between the American Psychological Association and the YMCA of the USA has connected me to a local YMCA in Meriden, CT. They are an amazing group of people and recently developed the PACE program (Physical Activity Changes Everything), which helps families fight childhood obesity and build healthy bodies, minds and spirits.
Carrie …[Read More]