BA, Duke University
MSW, Tulane University School of Social Work
DSW, Tulane University School of Social Work
Dr. Lauren Miller joined the Center for Sport at Tulane University in 2017.
In her current role, Dr. Miller serves as the Mental Health Specialist for Tulane Athletics, servicing over 350 student athletes. Dr. Miller conducts individual psychotherapy, assessments, and performance enhancement mental health with student athletes, and works in collaboration with teams, coaches, and leadership administration to enhance mental health services for Tulane Athletics and student-athlete wellbeing.
Additionally, she is the chair for the Tulane Athletic Care Team, a multidisciplinary team that manages at-risk student-athletes and provides a best-practice approach to the student athlete treatment process with the highest continuity of care between athletics, academics, mental health, sports medicine, and the university’s Office of Student Affairs.
Dr. Miller also acts a supervisor for Tulane School of Social Work students, while providing an informative field placement to enhance the social work student’s education at the intersection of social work in sports.
Prior to working with Tulane Athletics, Dr. Miller worked as a therapist, case manager and school counselor in the Greater New Orleans area, including servicing former NFL athletes through the NFLPA Trust partnership with the Tulane Center for Sport’s Professional Athlete Care Team.
Lauren has experience providing her clients with comprehensive clinical assessments and treatment planning, while utilizing evidence-based practice to guide her psychotherapeutic approach. Additionally, she is an accredited Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist and a certified therapist and facilitator of The Daring Way™.
Dr. Miller's research interests include End-of-Athletic-Career Transition, Shame Resilience, and systematic approaches in psychotherapeutic treatment.
Dr. Miller earned her Master of Social Work in 2013 from the Tulane School of Social Work, followed by her Doctorate of Social Work in 2019 with a focus on End-of-Athletic-Career Transition. In 2010, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Duke University, where she was also a three-time All-America selection, a two-time team captain and the 2010 ACC Scholar Athlete of the Year for Field Hockey.