Dr. Elaine Ducharme


Dr. Ducharme’s Blog November 17, 2014 Health Benefits of Having Pets

Anyone who has owned a pet understands they are amazing companions. Someone recently described their dog as their best friend…then quickly added “well, besides my wife”. Our pets may not always do what we ask, [...]



Dr. Ducharme’s Blog November 3, 2014 American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month. Nearly 30 million American children and adults have been diagnosed with diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association and research shows that people with diabetes are twice as likely to develop depression as people without diabetes.



Dr. Ducharme’s Blog October 27, 2014 Halloween… Are We Losing Our Common Sense?

According to Wikipedia, Halloween or Hallowe’en contraction of “All Hallows’ also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve,or All Saints’ Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve [...]



Dr. Ducharme’s Blog, October 20, 2014 Mindfulness…Being in the Now

Mindfulness has it roots in Buddhist meditation. However, it a secular practice of mindfulness that has entered the American mainstream in recent years… So what does this really mean for individuals?



Dr. Ducharme’s Blog October 13, 2014 Managing Fears About Ebola & Other Catastrophic Events

Dr. Ducharme discusses how to manage our very understandable fears about catastrophic threats like Ebola.



Dr. Elaine Ducharme: Keeping Kids Safe

Dr Ducharme visited Allan Mike & Mary last Thursday and spoke about how we may be keeping our children too safe and how kids learn from experiences. She had some helpful insight to share.



Dr. Ducharme’s Blog September 29, 2014 Good-bye Bailey

Recently we had to say good-bye to our adored poodle, Bailey. Our kids teased us that he was our most spoiled child. They were probably correct.



Dr. Ducharme’s Blog September 15, 2014 Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence

Ravens running back Ray Rice knocked his fiancee 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.” So let’s look at some facts of abuse.



Dr. Ducharme’s Blog September 8th, 2014

It was our monthly, Free Therapy Thursday with Dr. Elaine Ducharme. The topic this week – The importance of open communication with your kids. Dr. Ducharme offers ten important tips and a frank discussion of open, honest talks with your children.



Dr. Ducharme’s Blog August 25, 2014 Encouraging Creativity & Problem Solving… Letting Kids Be Kids

I have always loved kids. I love their honesty, their joy over the little things in life and their creativity. We have to be careful not to mess that up. We have to encourage them to be who they are and not just small adults.




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