Brighter Pathways ©  2017

Welcome!. Dr. M.. Our Office. Main Services. Follow-up Services. Interventions. Third Pig Book. Self-Help . The Project. Testing/Diagnoses. Gifted & Talented. Learning Disabilities. ADD/ADHD. Behavior/Emotional.

P.O. Box 372217

Satellite Beach, FL 32937

Licenses:  SS00305 ~ MH02676 ~ PCE-9


Brighter Pathways, Inc.

1237 E. Livingston Street

      Suite B

Orlando, FL 32803-5401

Phone: 407-895-0540


· “Introduction to Therapy Dogs,”

Pulse Victims Benefit,

Cardboard Art Festival,

(July 2016)

· “Outstanding Interactive Booth,” Learning Disabilities Association, Learning Expo. (2002)

· Selected as Expert Consultant for the topic “Growing up Sad,” Family Works, WMFE-TV 24, PBS. (2000)

· “Children’s Health Grant” ($5000 for publication of parenting book for mothers to take home with their newborns), Arnold Palmer Hospital, Florida. (1999)  

· Key Note Presenter, Play Therapy International, World Congress on Child and Play Therapy, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. (August 1998)

· Selected as Expert Consultant for the topic “Resilience in Children,” Ask the Family Doctor, America’s Health Network,  Universal Studios. (1998)

· “Criminal Justice Specialist Certification,” National Association of Forensic Counselors. (1991)

· “Psychologist of the Year Award,” Orange County Association for Counseling and Development. (1989)

· “Award of Recognition,” Florida Association of School Psychologists. (1984)

· “Outstanding Student Services Award,” Gateway Exceptional Education School. (1982)

· Graduate Scholarship Grant, Central Florida Mental Health Association. (1977)

· “Outstanding Scholarship Award,” Brevard Community College. (1974)



· Secrets of the Third Little Pig: 

7 Steps to Build a Child’s Inner

Strength, a book which provides

caregivers with tools to help

children thrive in their development. 

(2nd ed., 2000.)

· Parenting Series in Growing Up in Central Florida, 5/4/01 to 9/14/01

· “Threats, Insults for Their Own Good?” Orlando Sentinel, 1/9/01

· “This Will Make a Great Story Someday,” Orlando Sentinel, 5/1/99

· “Angry? Freeze, Chill, Back off,” The Register Mail, Galesburg, Il. Dr. Robert Wallace’s column, 12/8/1998

· “Scrapbook of Memories,” Orlando Sentinel, 10/28/98

· “Broken Bonds, Broken Lives,” Orlando Sentinel, 3/22/98

Awards & Publications

Artwork by Mariagrazia Orlandini.  

Copyright by Charlene Messenger, Ph.D.  

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