Working with consumers who have spinal cord injuries in Tanzania, Africa, (March 2017). (Click for larger image)
Dr. Ducharme poses with a group of medical social workers after conducting a workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in December 2012.

Dr. Ducharme was invited to participate at Conrex Switzerland in Basel on June 23, 2012


Dr. Ducharme is
interviewed by ABC News
about Sex and Spinal Cord Injury.


Psyche Out Erection Problems

Dr. Ducharme discusses erection problems with Men's Health Magazine.

Understanding Depression

New article from Dr. Ducharme on understanding


New article by Dr. Ducharme, "Understanding Performance Anxiety."


New article by Dr. Ducharme, "Talking with your Partner about Sexual Matters"

Dr. Ducharme joins organizers of the Global Consumer Spinal Cord Injury Network at their initial meeting in Istanbul Turkey, October 2013

Dr. Ducharme discusses spinal cord injury consumer issues after completing a lecture during the African Spinal Cord Injury Network meeting in Gaborone, Botswana, (November 2015) - click for larger.

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Sex Therapy | Addictions and Compulsive Behaviors | Rehabilitation and Disability | Forensic and Disability Evaluations | General Clinical Practice

Sex Therapy
As a certified sex therapist and clinical psychologist, Dr. Ducharme works with individuals and couples who have a variety of sexual difficulties. He is a faculty member and clinical psychologist at The Institute for Sexual Medicine at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. Here, he works with an inter-disciplinary team of professionals who conduct research and provide treatment to people with sexual dysfunction. For the past 25 years, Dr. Ducharme has treated people who have sexual difficulties as a result of medical, psychological and physical problems. His expertise is also in providing counseling and education on the sexual aspects of various physical disabilities. He sees many patients with the following sexual difficulties:

  • Erection difficulties
  • Rapid ejaculation
  • Difficulty achieving ejaculation
  • Low sexual desire
  • Arousal disorders
  • Painful intercourse
  • Sexual problems related to prostate surgery
  • Relationship and marital problems
  • Sexual abuse
  • Gender identity disorders
  • Sexual addictions and compulsions
  • Sexual problems due to spinal cord injury, brain injury or other neurological and medical problems


Addictions and Compulsive Behaviors
With over 30 years of clinical experience, Dr. Ducharme has worked with a wide range of individuals who struggle with addictive behaviors. These include sexual addictions such as pornography and illicit sexual behaviors, drug abuse, alcoholism and gambling. Many of his patients have difficulty with impulse control and have long histories of compulsive behaviors that have led to relationship, financial and legal
difficulties. As a specialist in this area, Dr. Ducharme maintains a Certificate of Proficiency from the American Psychological Association for the treatment of addictive disorders.


Rehabilitation and Physical Disability
After finishing graduate school, Dr. Ducharme completed specialized post-graduate training in physical disability and rehabilitation at New York University Medical Center. Since that time, he has worked with thousands of people who have disabilities and has trained psychologists around the world. For fifteen years, he was director of Psychology Services for the spinal cord and brain injury programs at Boston University Medical Center. In addition, he has worked closely with government and private agencies on issues of disability. In his office, Dr. Ducharme sees people with all types of disabilities on a variety of personal and relationship problems. Some of the areas of his expertise include:

  • Adjustment to disability
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Sexual or physical abuse following disability
  • Couples and marital therapy after disability
  • Behavioral problems related to brain Injury
  • Combination injuries
  • Depression
  • Pain
  • Work related concerns
  • Sexual adjustment
  • Neuropsychological Evaluations
  • Independent Medical Evaluations


Forensic and Disability Evaluations
With broad experience in disability and work related injuries, Dr. Ducharme has provided frequent legal and expert opinion on cases requiring neuropsychological assessment and independent medical evaluations. In these cases, Dr. Ducharme has provided psychological evaluations for legal purposes, social security benefits, worker’s compensation, Medicaid eligibility and vocational rehabilitation services. He has worked closely with numerous attorneys, insurance carriers, private companies and state agencies specializing in expert record review, independent medical evaluations and disability determinations. Dr. Ducharme has extensive experience in cases involving:

  • Closed head injury and concussions
  • Falls, electrocution and work related trauma
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Chronic Pain and functional impairments
  • Psychiatric histories including depression, anxiety and personality disorders
  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Physical, emotional and sexual abuse
  • Individuals who have been incarcerated


General Clinical Practice
Dr. Ducharme is a member of most insurance companies and HMO’s. In addition, he is a provider for Medicare and Mass. Health. He is a cognitive behavioral therapist who uses a variety of techniques to address individual problems. Dr. Ducharme also holds a “Certificate of Proficiency” from the American Psychological Association for the treatment of individuals with alcohol or substance abuse related problems. He has an ongoing caseload of patients with many of the following difficulties:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety and phobias
  • Anger management
  • Stress management
  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Low self-esteem
  • Domestic violence or abuse
  • Stress related problems
  • Relationship and couple related problems


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On December 3, 2015, Dr. Ducharme had the honor of presenting the first copy of the book, "Psychosocial Guidelines in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation" to Bidhya Dev Bhandan, The President of Nepal. Dr. Ducharme coordinated this project for the last several years with input from organizations, consumers and professionals throughout Southeast Asia.

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