About us

The Mental health Interventions and Novel Therapeutics (MINT) Anxiety Program is an interdisciplinary clinical research program devoted to expanding the quality, scope, and accessibility of mental health care for kids by: (a) improving the field’s understanding of mental health problems affecting children, and (b) developing and testing innovative methods to reduce systematic barriers to care and broadly deliver effective treatments.

Under the direction of Dr. Jonathan S. Comer, our clinical and research programs primarily address:

We conduct examinations of the etiology, phenomenology, and maintenance of childhood anxiety and its disorders. Most of these examinations consider children in the context of their families, with particular emphasis on parent-child interactions, as well as in the context of their peers and school.

Our clinical programs apply innovative technologies to deliver research-supported mental health treatments to children and overcome traditional geographic barriers to evidence-based care. We offer specialty programs for young children as young as 3 years old up to late adolescence. Some of our programs are supported by grants, such as the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

If you believe your child suffers from either selective mutism or a significant anxiety problem characterized by fears and/or worry, please call us at 305-348-7836 or email us at mint@fiu.edu. We can help!