Carol Miles MSW, LCSW, EMDRIA approved Basic Trainer and Consultant is a clinical social worker specializing in individual, family and group psychotherapy, maintains a private practice in Covington and New Orleans, LA with a broad spectrum of clients, and also provides consultation for therapists developing skills in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). Carol, a graduate of LSU School of Social Work specializing in clinical social work, has over 30 years experience as a social worker in clinical, administration, and marketing with the public and private sectors.

Carol has presented at state wide conferences and to general audiences on topics ranging from eating disorders, assertiveness, EMDR, DBT and developing a private practice. She is a certified EMDR Therapist, and an EMDRIA approved consultant and trainer. She is at current member of the board of directors of EMDRIA, and serve 2 years as President of EMDRIA . (EMDRIA is  the EMDR Therapy professional association for the US.) She has taught as an adjunct professor at the Tulane School of Social Work since 1998. Among her areas of expertise are working with clients who have eating disorders and trauma.


New openings: Envision  EMDR Basic Training

Thank you for the amazing training! It will most definitely change the course of the therapy I offer.  NH

Selected by Carol Miles MSW, LCSW LLC to provide the thorough information necessary for relevant client selection and the effective use of EMDR therapy.


Viviana Triana LCSW  is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in the state of Texas, an EMDR Certified Therapist and Approved Consultant. Born in Colombia, South America, she considers herself bilingual and bicultural. She is passionate about learning and supporting others in their learning experiences.  Since 2008 Viviana Triana has worked as a therapist with children, teens, adults, and families who have experienced trauma in settings such rape crisis and domestic violence centers. She provides consultations and training for clinicians who work with this population. Viviana has been published in professional journals in addition to contributing to the just released book EMDR with Children in the Play Therapy Room: An Integrated Approach. Currently, Viviana serves as the Clinical Director of Youth180, an organization that provides trauma centered counseling and outpatient substance use treatment for youth and their families in North Texas.



Charlene B. Spears, MSW, LCSW, BCD, EMDRIA Approved Consultant is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Lafayette, La. A graduate of Tulane University School of Social Work in 1983, she has 37 years of experience in the field of Social Work as a clinical social worker and in marketing and administration. She is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work and is a LA. Board Approved Clinical Supervisor.

Charlene is a certified EMDR therapist and EMDRIA Approved EMDR Consultant. She provides EMDR Therapy under the guidance of the Adaptive Information Processing Theory, incorporating strategies from several therapeutic models to meet a client’s needs. Her scope of practice encompasses the assessment and treatment of adults suffering with PTSD and other disorders and problems for which underlying traumas may cause, contribute to the development of or exacerbate symptoms and/or interpersonal difficulties. Charlene has worked with adult and adolescent populations in both in-patient and outpatient psychiatric and CD settings.

Charlene provides clinical supervision for social workers, EMDR consultation for clinicians and EMDR Consultants In Training and is an EMDR Therapy trainer and facilitator for Carol Miles, LCSW, LLC. She serves as Co-Coordinator for the South La. EMDR Regional Network and Consultant for the La. Trauma Recovery Network.

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