Ilene A. Scharf, MSW, LCSW, Child Psychotherapist, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Melbourne
I work exclusively with children aging from 18 months to 18 years. I have been treating children in private practice for over 16 years. I treat ADHD, ADD, Anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, Depression, Grief/Loss due to death, separation/divorce or deployment, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Tourette's Syndrome, and verbal, physical, sexual abuse, and neglect. I have extensive training and experience in treating children of separating & divorcing parents. I work with divorcing parents and their children in the Collaborative Divorce process. I provide them with insight and the tools to make the process succeed.
Specializing in treating children requires very special training, unique treatment approaches, and years of experience, which I have. The treatment approaches that I utilize are: Art and Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Behavioral Training, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Social Skills Training, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Parent Training in Behavior Modification.
Each child is unique in what they bring to therapy. So depending upon what they present, I may use non-directive or directive play therapy or art therapy. Children are free to explore who and what they are. This permissive environment and presentation fosters trust leading to disclosure.
Call or Email Ilene A. Scharf, MSW, LCSW, Child Psychotherapist for a free phone consultation now - (321) 574-6353


  • Years in Practice: 17 Years
  • School: Florida State University
  • Year Graduated: 1998
  • License No. and State: SW 6479 Florida


  • Avg Cost (per session): $130 - $150
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Health First
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • New Directions
  • United Behavioral Health
  • UnitedHealth Care
  • ValueOptions
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Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Association for Play therapy / Membership #: 27492648
  • Member Since: 2002
  • Membership: National Association of Social Workers / 885836932
  • Member Since: 1996


  • ADHD
  • Divorce
  • Anxiety


  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parental Alienation, Cutting
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Coping Skills
  • EMDR
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Systems
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Play
  • Social Skills Training


  • Individuals
  • Family
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2017
Ilene A. Scharf, MSW, LCSW, Child Psychotherapist, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Melbourne

Ilene A. Scharf, MSW, LCSW, Child Psychotherapist

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW