Dr. Elaine Ducharme


Dr. Ducharme’s Blog November 23, 2015 Handling Family Stress During the Holidays

Yeah! the holidays are upon us! Television is filled with commercials of happy families enjoying perfect meals. For some, however, the holidays signal a time of stress, increased anxiety and disappointment. Why does this happen […]



Dr. Ducharme’s Blog November 16, 2015 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 […]



Psychologist Dr. Elaine Ducharme: Podcast on Health Benefits of Gratitude

Dr Elaine Ducharme’s “Therapy Thursday” November visit with Allan Mike and Mary, in honor of Thanksgiving, was about The Health Benefits of Gratitude . For more with Dr. Ducharme, listen to her podcast of her […]



Dr. Ducharme’s Blog November 2, 2015 Caring for Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s Disease

I often see individuals in my practice who are caring for aging parents. Many report they are exhausted and struggling with the role reversals. A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can be particularly overwhelming […]



Dr. Ducharme’s Blog October 26, 2015 Seasonal Affective Disorder

Something big is happening. I can feel it in the air. And I can see it in the major change of clothing on my husband. He has started to wear a jacket outside. And, unbelievably, […]



Dr. Ducharme’s Blog Breast Cancer Awareness Month October 19, 2015

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan […]



Dr. Ducharme’s Blog October 12, 2015 Violence and Mental Health

I find myself left with more questions than answers. Why are school shootings occurring more often in the United States? What is it about our culture that seems to, if not promote this kind of behavior, somehow doesn’t discourage it.



Psychologist Dr. Elaine Ducharme: Podcast on Depression

October is National Depression Awareness Month. Dr. Ducharme talks symptoms to look for and treatments available.



Dr. Ducharme’s Blog Emotional Needs During Retirement September 28, 2015

Last week I talked about preparing financially for retirement. That is, of course, what most people worry about. However there are a number of emotional factors that are important to consider. The American Psychological Association […]



Dr. Ducharme’s Blog September 21, 2015 Retirement…Can I ever afford it?

Retirement. It sounds really exciting for most. Many dream of lazy days and wonderful vacations. But at the same time, it can be very scary. Many worry they won’t have enough money to live the […]



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