Dr. Elaine Ducharme

Dr. Elaine Ducharme

Dr. Elaine Ducharme: Surviving Relatives during the Holidays

This past Thursday Dr. Ducharme visited with Allan Mike & May. Elaine offered tips on how to avoid conflict when talking to your relatives through the holidays. Listen on demand here.
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog December 2, 2019 Importance of Sleep

The holiday season is here. If we look at photos of beautifully decorated homes, fabulous meals and perfectly dressed families we might think it is easy to have a picture perfect holiday. The reality, however, is that perfection is difficult or impossible to achieve and even just navigating...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog Thanksgiving 2019 Being Thankful

As I sat down to write this blog I realized that for the last several years my blogs have talked about our nation coping with terrible political divides, mass shootings in schools and religious institutions, catastrophic weather events and individuals finally coming out and talking about past...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog November 18, 2019 Control Issues

This has been a very interesting month for me. We recently sold the building where I work to another company. Fortunately, I will be staying in my space in the office. However, the new owners are completely renovating the front half of the building, as well as much of the area outdoors. As a result...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog October 21, 2019 Co Parenting Halloween

Halloween is almost here. This is a holiday truly meant for kids to enjoy. However, divorce brings a number of challenges to families who are trying to co-parent and may or may not all get along. Here are a few tricks to make Halloween a treat for the kids and let the parents enjoy the holiday as...
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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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