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Dee Dee Scharf, PhD, LMHC, NCC, CCTP

Dee Dee Scharf, PhD, LMHC, NCC, CCTP


35 years of experience

My warmth and genuine, intelligent persona help to put folks at ease so that we can build rapport and connection for our work, ahead. I have expertise in working with all ages and am trained and skilled in working with people with neuro-divergent symptoms and diagnoses, along with their families. I also enjoy helping people recover from trauma, anxiety/depression and life transitions. I also adore working with individuals who aspire to reach deeper and engage in self-improvement and self-care. Let's get together soon so that we can evaluate and assess your needs and priorities. I love working with people who want to learn in our eager to not only heal, but also experience change, meaning a changed self. This is because it changed self develops the capacity to feel safe and sound inside themselves, and become ever more clear on how to desire to grow.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

Your first session will cover, basic clinical interviewing information that isn’t covered in the paperwork, and again getting to know each other and building rapport and trust. I’ll also get a general idea of what your treatment plans may look like and approximately how long it may take how long they expect to take to reach their treatment goals and then subsequent to that can either resolve terminate therapy or develop new treatment goals..

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

My strengths as a therapist include the following: my capacity for caring and connecting; an ability to quickly "see" and understand problems and then develop the best path forward out of many; to provide resources and insight by giving tools and more.

About Dee Dee Scharf, PhD, LMHC, NCC, CCTP

Licensed in


12827 Southwest 1st Place, Newberry, FL, USA


Free consults, virtual & in-person

My treatment methods

Trauma Informed Care

Stop training in learning how to incorporate body movement and poses in order to reset the vagus nerve and neurological sensory systems. Before I became a mental health counselor, I was a vocational rehabilitation counselor and worked with victims of traumatic injuries, such as brain injury, spinal cord, injuries, and orthopedic injuries. My mental health career began working at a shelter for runaway kids and Thms also so to help families Who are cotton grips of domestic violence. There worked with tough divorce cases, shout at advocacy center paradigm programs also work cases with Department OF Children & Families for many years. Was able to use play therapy, family, counseling, trauma, focused, CBT, and now enable to do bodywork having been trained And somatic experience therapy, polybag theory, ACT and IFS intensively over the past four years.

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

I received training in grad school, but more recently in regards to working with trauma patients because it helps not only will trauma care, but also reduces conflict when we learn how to identify the “different parts“ of ourselves. IFS training and identifying whether to use “bottom up“strategy first or “top down” Strategies by working with my clients and identifying, which specific type of PTSD that they are experiencing.

Polyvagal Therapy

I like to utilize and teach about the vagus nerve, informing my clients about the three neurological systems, the three neurological response systems that evolved over the past 500 million years in animals to help them, understand what nervous system state, that they’re supposed to be in, teaching them how to restore their bodies To this more grounded, calmer stated, being known as the ventral vagal nervous system state.

Acceptance and commitment (ACT)

Sometimes we need to use acceptance and commitment therapy strategies to create a little bit of headspace. We use various strategies in invoking the power of the mind and imagination to imagine, moving our problems a little bit further away, or perhaps utilizing the arts invoke imagination by becoming creative, such as drawing Singing, writing, poetry, etc.