Elaine Ducharme, Psychologist
Elaine Ducharme, Ph.D, is a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist in private practice for 35 years. She has specialized in treatment of trauma and abuse and for the last 12 years has worked extensively in the area of Collaborative Divorce, a specialized manner and team approach to help families divorce with dignity. As Public Education Coordinator (PEC) for the state of CT for over 20 years she has had wonderful opportunities to educate the public on a variety of mental heath issues including specific disorders, stress management, resilience.
Dr. Ducharme is the author of Must I Turn the Other Cheek, a book about premature forgiveness, Assessment and Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder as well as chapters in several other clinical books and journals. Dr. Ducharme has been regular guest on local and national radio and television and quoted in local and national newspapers and magazines. When Covid first began , she appeared weekly on WRCH radio and monthly on WWLP television in Massachusetts providing support to the general public as well as to first responders. She has also been actively involved in community presentations and health fairs throughout her career and is a volunteer mental health responder with the American Red Cross. Dr. Ducharme received the 2021 Outstanding Media Award from the Connecticut Psychological Association.