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George Washington University
University of Michigan
National Provider ID: 1134479652
Michael Mintz, Psy.D., is a psychologist and serves as the associate director of the Child Development Program at Children's National Hospital. He is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Dr. Mintz specializes in infant and toddler development and early childhood mental health, with extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of children on the autism spectrum. He also specializes in the neurodevelopmental impact of congenital heart defects, as well as immigrant mental health. He began working with young children on the autism spectrum in 2000 while studying psychology at the University of Michigan.
After brief stints abroad, Dr. Mintz obtained his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from George Washington University in 2011. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the New York Center for Child Development (NYCCD), a community mental health organization that focuses on early childhood development. At NYCCD, Dr. Mintz provided bilingual, home-based therapy for children and families in Harlem, primarily guided by the DIR/Floortime model. He returned to his hometown in 2011 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Children's National before transitioning to a faculty position. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Mintz's advocacy works focus on increasing access to mental health services in the immigrant community and training fellow clinicians in how to help their families who have an unstable immigration status.