Our Staff

Jill A Johnson MS, LMFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and owner of Family Dynamics Counseling, Inc.  Jill started Family Dynamics Counseling, Inc. in 1993 and has been Clinical Director for Family Dynamics Counseling, Inc. clinical staff.   She is a AAMFT (Association for Marriage and Family Therapy) Clinical Member.   Jill graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Ball State University and a Master’s Degree in Science in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Butler University.   Jill has provided clinical  services for 30 years as a  Marriage and Family Therapist assisting individuals, couples and families with a variety of identified problems.  Jill has been at Family Dynamics Counseling, Inc. for 25 years in 2018.    Jill has also provided clinical supervision for several students/interns at Family Dynamics Counseling, Inc.

Jill is  planning to retire from providing clinical services at the end of 2018.  She will remain involved with Family Dynamics Counseling as business owner and public relations consultant by maintaining contacts with community referral sources and providing psychoeducational  presentations.  Jill has been a part of collaborative efforts in the community for many years and has been willing to share her knowledge and experience with others.  She has been a part of the efforts to bring needed programs to the community and advocating for those programs.   Jill will continue to serve as a volunteer  member  of Sweetwater Assist, The Critical Incident Stress Management Team.  She has become more involved in sharing information about Compassion Fatigue with other service providers.   Family Dynamics Counseling, Inc. will continue to provide quality mental health and substance use services to our customers.   Jill is proud to have been a significant contributor to the growth of Family Dynamics Counseling, Inc. and our reputation as a respected service provider in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. 

Paul N. Nicksich MS, LPC, LAT, CCMHC,MAC, SAP

Paul was raised and educated in Rock Springs, graduating from Rock Springs High School in 1971. Paul holds a BA in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Wyoming and a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Utah. Paul is a National Certified Counselor, a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, a Master Addictions Counselor, and is an Associate Fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute in New York. Paul is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addictions Therapist in the state of Wyoming. Paul has been a counselor and therapist since 1977. Paul conducts substance abuse evaluations, domestic violence evaluations, and mental status evaluations. Paul is skilled in individual and group counseling and therapy. Paul provides supervision for Certified Addiction Professionals at Family Dynamics Counseling and has supervised provisional licensees.

Paul Nicksich is a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and can do DOT Evaluations and services. The SAP is not a certification, but rather a qualification administered by the US Department of Transportation (DOT). Substance Abuse Professionals evaluate, refer for treatment and follow-up those employees in safety sensitive jobs who violate the alcohol and drug policies of the DOT and their respective employers. Those employees who are regarded as working in safety sensitive jobs are anyone with a CDL, people employed in civil aviation, pipeline companies, railroad employees and employees at nuclear power plants. The DOT also regulates other employees with safety sensitive jobs. As far as the DOT is concerned, the traveling public is the client. The purpose of the DOT Evaluations is to protect the traveling public and to get the employee help for his or her substance abuse problem.

In the community Paul has volunteered with the Hospice of Sweetwater County Quality Assurance Committee. He has been a member of the Rock Springs Jaycees and the Rotary Club of Rock Springs. Paul was a part time instructor in Psychology and Sociology with Western Wyoming Community College with its Evanston outreach program for four years.

Bethany Armstrong MS, LPC

Bethany is the clinical director of Family Dynamics Counseling, Inc and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Wyoming and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix. Bethany has worked in social services since 2003. Her educational and professional experiences have given her skill in working with depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, personality disorders, cutting/self harm, geriatric challenges, couples issues, and mental health related to chronic or terminal illness diagnosis. She also has extensive training and experience in working with trauma survivors, including first responders. She volunteers on the Sweetwater Assist team that provides Critical Incident Stress Management to local first responders and works with them on training regarding the impact of trauma and mental health- specific to first responders.   She uses a trauma informed approach with all. She is certified in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy. She is qualified to provide clinician supervision to those working toward full licensure.

Angelene Rounds MSW, LSCW

Angie moved to the Rock Springs area in 2009. She graduated from Westminster College of Salt Lake City, UT with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and from the University of Utah with a certification in alcohol and drug abuse treatment and her Master’s Degree in Social Work. She has experience in working with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders.

Interns:

  • Jerusha Thompson
  • Rita Calzada