Dr. Elaine Ducharme

Dr. Elaine Ducharme

Dr. Ducharme’s Blog October 14, 2019 Tourette”s Disorder

I really like to use my blogs to help educate the public about mental illness and mental health issues in general. This particular illness certainly is an example of how a neurological disorder has both physical and emotional consequences. Tourette’s Disorder is a movement disorder that starts in...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog: Collaborative Divorce

Although married couples generally begin with vows of commitment “’till death do us part”, the sad facts are that about 50% of all first marriages end in divorce. There is some new research that suggests this number may be dropping slightly in younger generations that are delaying marriage but...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog September 16, 2019 Dyslexia

Summer vacation is officially over and our children are back in school. For some kids, school is exciting, a place to mingle with friends and enjoy learning “cool stuff”. For other kids, and their parents, school signals endless nights of frustration, tantrums and tears. This is particularly so for...
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Free Therapy Thursday: With Psychologist Dr. Elaine Ducharme

This past Thursday Dr. Ducharme visited with Allan Mike & May. Elaine talked about Mental Health and September is Suicide Prevention Month. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255 or www.suicideprevention.org ), is available not only to people who are thinking about suicide,...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog September 2, 2019 Abdominal Breathing

The world seems to get more stressful each day. Whether it is another mass shooting, political issues, electronics, finances, family issues etc it is easy to feel out of control. I would like to share a simple way to relieve stress quickly. Try this exercise: begin by closing your eyes and focusing...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog Building Resilience in Kids August 26, 2019

Some days I wonder about the effects of our newer parenting styles. We try so hard to make sure our kids feel like winners. We want them to feel special and be at the top. This all sounds good initially. But, one of the consequences seems to be that a lot of kids don’t know how to handle losing or...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog Back to School Tips for Morning Routine August 19, 2019

Summer has been great. But often kids and parents have become used to sleeping late and living a more relaxed life with a lot less scheduling. Here are some tips for parents to help kids get back in the groove and avoid chaos in the morning? Think Routine, Routine Routine! 1. Make a list of the...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog August 12, 2019 Step-Parenting

As a result of a skyrocketing divorce rate and many individuals delaying marriage well into their thirties, step parenting is becoming increasingly common. 50% of first marriages fail. The number is even higher in second marriages. Initially, a new marriage may seem very romantic; “I love you and...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog July 22, 2019 Phone Etiquette, Mindfulness and Privacy

Recently I had a manicure. It was a lovely 40 minutes carved out of my day. I chatted a bit with the manicurist. True, English was not her native language, but we certainly could communicate. When we were not talking, I took time to breath and relax. I noticed that the woman next to me had 2 phones...
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Dr. Ducharme's Blog Vacation is over…now what? July 15, 2019

I was sitting with a patient the other day who had just returned from a lovely time at the beach. She was commenting on how nice it was to not have to set an alarm in the morning and be able to relax and look at the ocean while drinking her coffee. Truthfully, I was feeling the same way. I just...
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