Clinical Team

What is a Trauma Response Team?

Our Trauma Response Team (TRT) is a permanent, expandable team of volunteer trauma-informed mental health clinicians who are ready to respond with quality interventions. Our primary psychotherapy is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

We are constantly building a trained, organized, and permanent team. By doing so now, disaster team clinicians will be in place to know what to do and when to do it. We provide early EMDR intervention and help in the recovery phase of a disaster when the natural resiliency has served most people and those remaining with stress symptoms need something strong and effective.

Early EMDR Intervention works…


FCTRT Inc. is a team of Fairfield County licensed, seasoned trauma therapists, trained in EMDR treatment and disaster response.

Our Primary Function

Our primary function is to serve First Responders; to provide them with training to identify trauma symptoms and to provide trauma treatment. Fire, Police, EMS, Medical Professionals, Mental Health Clinicians, Teachers, Clergy and Town Government Officials are all included in our definition of First Responders we work with.

Healing our First Responders helps them continue to do the jobs they love but also has a ripple effect on their families and communities. When these folks suffer we all suffer.

Local Networking: Outreach to local Emergency Management organizations and participate along with the Emergency Services Network.

Local Disaster: Screen clients, provide trauma treatment sessions and arrange for continued care as needed.

Accomplishments: Since our inception in 2011 we have been deployed to five local disasters and offered many training sessions including:

  • Covid-19: Continue to provide support and mental health treatment referrals to Medical personnel, Clergy, Funeral Directors, Nursing Home staff as well as EMS, Firefighters, Police, and Therapists.
  • Local school district: Held several trauma trainings to understand student suicides
  • Newtown/Sandy Hook: Provided treatment to children, families, Teachers, EMS, Fire Fighters, Law Enforcement, Hospital staff, Clergy and Psychotherapists.
  • Public Safety Officers: Led 177 pro bono training workshops for 39 First Responder organizations, reaching over 2,500 individuals.
  • Local Clinicians: Offered 10 free or reduced fee trainings to mental health clinicians, with over 350 participants
  • Held our first Clinician/First Responder day-long conference: Trauma and Recovery for First Responder Communities. Coming together: Firefighters, Police, EMTs, Nurses, Physicians & Therapists

FCTRT Inc Clinicians

Michael Crouch, LCSW, Clinical Director 203-961-1152

Linda Rost, LCSW, Clinical Director 203-431-6900

Bonnie Rumilly, LCSW, EMT-B, Clinical Director 203-957-1810

Deborah A. Augenbraun, PsyD, MA

Jennifer K. Baumgold, LCSW

Bob Broad, PhD

Nicole Castiglioni, LPC

Nick deSpoelberch, LPC

Cathy Fisher, LCSW

Cailee Tallon Flume, LMSW

Suzanne Gabriele, LMFT

Sarah Katrulya, LCSW

Tabatha Maiorano, LADC, LCSW, PhD

Candace Maisel, LCSW

Susan Marcus, LCSW, SEP, HHC

Siobhan Masterson, LCSW

Liz Modugno, LCSW, LADC

Nadine Padowicz, LCSW

Vera Muller Paisner, LCSW

Emilie Pryde, LCSW

Ali Ramsteck, LCSW

Stacy Raymond, Psy. D

Anna Rosen, PhD

Joanna Rosen, PsyD

Dawn Roy, LCSW

Libby Schrieber, LCSW

Kimberly Sharpe, MA, LADC

Paige Stetson, LPC

Louise Tonning, LCSW