Dr. Myles Rizvi, PsyD
Licensed Psychologist/Senior Clinician
Myles has dedicated himself to the treatment of anxiety and OCD-spectrum disorders. Passionate about providing early intervention for anxiety, Myles obtained his Psy.D. at Pacific University, where he focused his training in the Child and Adolescent Track. Anxious (pun intended) to develop mastery in anxiety treatment, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital’s Obsessive Compulsive and Anxiety Disorders Program, where he became proficient in treating a variety of anxiety and OCD-spectrum disorders. At Texas Children’s, Myles also worked with youth and adolescents adjusting to medical conditions and concerns, and he was pleased to see how beneficial anxiety treatment principles were for these patients.
Operating from a biopsychosocial model of development, Myles takes family, biological, social, and cultural factors into consideration when working with patients. His treatment approach is strongly informed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), with particular emphases on exposure-based interventions, including Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Interoceptive Exposure Therapy. Myles also incorporates treatment principles and interventions from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), in recognition of the value these approaches offer regarding fostering flexibility and interpersonal effectiveness. As a licensed clinical psychologist, Myles is eager to treat anxiety and related concerns across the lifespan, and also as they occur in the context of medical conditions.
Outside of work, Myles enjoys karaoke, obstacle course racing, doing voice impressions, and rolling sushi.
We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it as not as dreadful as it appears, discovering that we have the strength to stare it down.”