Carol Miles, MSW, LCSW is a clinical social work specializing in individual and family psychotherapy. Carol is a certified Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist, an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, and an EMDRIA Approved Basic Trainer.

With over 30 years experience as a clinician, and a graduate of LSU School of Social Work specializing in clinical social work, she currently maintains a private practice in both Covington and New Orleans, LA while also using her extensive experience to teach and train other practitioners. In 2020, she moved her practice and trainings online using HIPAA compliant video conferencing.

Among her areas of expertise are working with clients who have eating disorders and trauma. Carol often presents at state wide conferences and to general audiences on topics ranging from EMDR, eating disorders, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Training (DBT Skills), and developing a private practice.  She is also an adjunct professor at the Tulane School of Social Work.

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 draws 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 their world today.

EMDR Leader

As past Board President of EMDRIA (2019-2020, serving a 2 year term) and the co-founder of the EMDR Regional Meetings in Southeast Louisiana, Carol has brought a higher level of expertise to the region’s ability to effectively address trauma through networking and presentations. Her Three Rivers Training Center also brings  nationally known EMDR Advanced Trainers to Louisiana to present on the intense work associated with addressing anger, dissociation, attachment issues, and other mental health concerns. These trainers help to develop the skills of the therapists in our community and throughout this this region. As an EMDRIA Approved Basic Trainer, Carol works with LSU School of Public Health Center for Evidence to Practice to teach therapists about this exciting, efficient, and effective type of psychotherapy.

Recent Interviews:

Carol was recently interviewed by Kambria Evans  on the journey of the last few years with EMDRIA. Take a look at Carol and Kambria

Education & Credentials


  • BS LSU 1978
  • MSW LSU 1981


  • LA LCSW #1845

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Current Member EMDRIA
  • Certified EMDR Therapist
  • EMDRIA Approved Consultant
  • EMDRIA Approved Basic Trainer
  • President, LACSW July 2008-2010
  • EMDRIA Board Member,  2017-2023
  • EMDRIA Board President, 2019-2020

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

– Ralph Waldo Emerson