Oct. 5, 2022

Is Trauma Treatable? The Cost of Courage | S2 E40

In this episode, we’ll be speaking with Michael Crouch, LCSW on the topic, “Is Trauma Treatable?” Michael is an EMDR Consultant and Co-Coordinator of the Fairfield County Trauma Response Team (FCTRT). Mental health trauma treatment is a critical topic for many in the first responder community.


In this episode, we’ll be speaking with Michael Crouch, LCSW on the topic, “Is Trauma Treatable?” Michael is an EMDR Consultant and Co-Coordinator of the Fairfield County Trauma Response Team (FCTRT). Mental health trauma treatment is a critical topic for many in the first responder community.

Michael is featured in a TEDx talk in 2014 called “The Cost of Courage”, where he shares about his involvement with the birth of the FCTRT, as a result of the tragic 2011 Christmas Day fire in Stamford, CT and the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting in Newtown, CT, on December 14, 2012.

Michael also testified in the Defamation of Character trial of radio show host Alex Jones vs Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis. The couple are the parents of young Jesse Lewis, who was murdered in the shooting at the Sandy Hook elementary school in 2012.

Michael Crouch, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Connecticut specializing in EMDR therapy and the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Guest, Michael Crouch LCSW, Consultant in EMDR and Co-Coordinator of Fairfield County Trauma Response Team, Ted X Speaker

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Michael Crouch, LCSW

EMDR Consultant | Therapist

Michael Crouch, LCSW graduated from Columbia University with his MSW in 1991. Before that he spent 15 years in theatre/music. He has a private practice in Stamford, CT and is the co-coordinator of the FCTRT and a Consultant in EMDR. As part of his work with the FCTRT he is embedded with the Norwalk Fire Department. The FCTRT was formed after the Christmas day fire in Stamford, CT and a year later responding to the tragedy of Sandy Hook/Newtown. His understanding of and training in trauma and 1st responders began. Michael did a TEDx talk in 2014 on "Grit" in the 1st Responder Community.