Carol Miles MSW, LCSW is a clinical social worker specializing in individual and family psychotherapy, and maintains a private practice in Covington & New Orleans, LA.

With over 30 years experience as a clinician, and a graduate of LSU School of Social Work specializing in clinical social work, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients.

Among her areas of expertise are working with clients who have eating disorders and trauma. Carol often has presented at state wide conferences and to general audiences on topics ranging from Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), eating disorders, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Training (DBT Skills) and developing a private practice. Carol is a certified EMDR therapist, an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and EMDRIA Approved Basic Trainer. She also is also an adjunct professor at the Tulane School of Social Work, teaching clinical social work to the next generation of social workers.

Treatment Approach

Carol is a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. She draw upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. With sensitivity and compassion, she works with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve their life goals. Often the past can effect the present and her expertise in EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) helps the client to achieve a new adaptive way of feeling, acting and being in his or her world today.

EMDR Leader

As the co-coordinator of the EMDR Regional Meetings in Southeast Louisiana, she has helped to bring a higher level of expertise to the region in dealing with trauma. Carol Miles MSW, LCSW LLC also works with  EMDR nationally known advanced trainers to come to Louisiana to present on intense work with anger, dissociation, attachment issues and other mental health concerns to develop the skills of the therapists in our communities in this region. As a Basic Trainer of EMDR Therapy, Carol works with The Center for Evidence to Practice with the LSU School of Public Health to teach therapists about this exciting efficient and effective type of psychotherapy. Currently she serves as  President of the Board of Directors of EMDRIA  (2019-2020).

Education & Credentials:


  • BS LSU 1978
  • MSW LSU 1981


  • LA LCSW #1845

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Member EMDRIA current
  • Certified EMDR Therapist
  • EMDRIA Approved Consultant
  • EMDRIA Approved Basic Trainer
  • Member LACSW current
  • President, LACSW July 2008-2010

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson