Brighter Pathways ©  2017

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1237 E. Livingston Street, Suite B

Orlando, FL 32803-5401

Ph: 407-895-0540 ~ Fax: (407) 228-9771

Licenses:  SS00305 ~ MH02676 ~ PCE-9

Intervention Consultation Cognitive/Gifted Early Childhood Evaluation Home-School Evaluations Report Interpretations
Notice:  Leave of Absence Closure
Dr. Messenger will be starting  A Leave of Absence as of Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 for an unspecified time.  Assessments and consultation can be scheduled until then.  The website will remain available for educational purposes, until the office is reopened.
Dr. Messenger’s philosophy is to do only what is necessary and beneficial for every individual and family at each step of the way . The Brighter Pathways’ approach is to be solution-focused, whether you visit the office for assessment, consultation, and/or follow-up sessions.  Every service is individualized to meet the client’s specific needs and situation.
NOTE:  No insurance is accepted directly at the office.  Parents will be given a “super-bill” after their sessions which is basically a comprehensive receipt carrying all the necessary information, licenses and diagnostic codes required on insurance claims.  Parents are encouraged to submit this printed receipt for personal reimbursement.  If needed for authorization, Dr. Messenger's licenses are:  MH002576 and SS00305.

Our services include:

                      ~  Extended Consultation

                      ~  Behavior Management

                      ~  Brief, Solution-focused Therapy

                      ~  Updated Assessment



Areas Assessed include:

To obtain the optimal information for each individualized case, the amount of focus given each area listed above is determined by reason for referral, parental interview, and examiner judgement.

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Specific diagnoses are determined as each of these areas are addressed. Because, based on what they have heard or read, parents sometimes worry that their child may have a certain disorder, Dr. Messenger’s assessments give clear data with precise explanations and interventions. Definitive diagnoses will be provided through consultation with the DSM-5 ~ the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.

The difference between school and life?
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.
In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.

                                                       - Tom Bodett

There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem,
the more likely one will be to treat others with respect,
kindness, and generosity.

                           - Nathaniel Branden