Stacy Couch, LMSW


EMDR Trainer

About Me

I am married for almost 30 years and the mother of three children. Two grown daughters and one 10 year old boy whom we adopted from foster care. I live in small town in Northern Michigan where we have access to wonderful nature trails, beautiful lakes and rivers and great seasonal changes. I live just below the famed Mackinaw Bridge. I have lived in Northern Michigan since I was 8 years old. I am active with my children in the school activities and love the summers camping and spending time with my family.

Education & Experience

I am licensed through the State of Michigan. I received my Masters of Social Work degree from Grand Valley State University in 2013. I received my undergraduate degree from Spring Arbor University. I have been employed with Wellspring Lutheran Services for over 16 years. They were also previously named Lutheran Child and Family Services. At Wellspring Lutheran Services I have worked as a Families First worker and supervisor, which is part of the State of Michigan's Family Preservation Program. I have worked as a Foster care mentor for families who are working to gain back custody of their children. I have also worked as a foster care licensing worker. I am a former foster parent and adoptive parent. I have providing social work services in my community for over 20 years. I am trained in using ASSIST strategies for suicide prevention. I am currently trained in EMDR and TF-CBT and Certified in PCIT therapy.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I am a volunteer Foster Care GROW co trainer which provides education for new foster parents during their licensure. I have completed the ASSIST suicide prevention training. I am part of the PCIT International Organization, EMDRIA and TF-CBT group.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Families
  • Infants/Toddlers (0-3)
  • LGBTQ+
  • Underserved


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicaid

Priority Health, Molina, Meridian, McLaren