Our Staff

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Erin Parker – Office Manager

Erin Parker has worked for Family Dynamics Counseling, Inc for 15 years.  As Family Dynamics Counseling, Inc’s Office Manager, she is responsible for office procedures, such as payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, policies and procedures, managing the office schedule, and billing insurance companies.  Erin finds herself using her organizational skills to ensure smooth operations in a busy work environment.  She skillfully manages administrative duties and client relations.  Erin has been working with clients insurance companies for years and understands the benefits of our clients.  She is willing to help clients understand their insurance better.

Erin enjoys her spending time with her husband and 4 children when not at work.  She is also active in the community and volunteers with the Cub Scouts as a Webelos Leader. 

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Ashley Kelly – Office Assistant

Ashley is an Office Assistant at Family Dynamics Counseling, Inc. since March of 2014.  She has an Associate of Arts and an Associate of Science through Western Wyoming Community College. She is currently enrolled at Western Governor’s University for her Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management.  Family Dynamics Counseling, Inc. office staff is constantly busy in providing services for clients and providers.  Some main job responsibilities are, scheduling clients, collecting payment, answering phone calls, scoring questionnaires, reviewing evaluations and sending out client reports for providers.  Ashley is an asset to FDC.

In Ashley’s off hours she LOVES to snuggle with her dog Grizz!

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Rita Calzada – Intern

Rita Calzada completed her BA in Cognitive Studies at Ashford University in 2016. She will be graduating from Simmons University in August with her Masters in Social Work. Rita is currently in her advanced year placement at Simmons University and looks forward to obtaining her clinical license in social work practice after graduation. Rita uses an eclectic approach to treatment utilizing best practice from DBT, Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, Mindfulness, and Neuroscience to guide her work with her clients. Rita plans on staying in area to help those in need of mental health services. She is passionate about the well-being of her clients and uses a strength based client centered therapeutic approach.

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Jerusha D. Thompson – BA

Jerusha holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Chadron State College of Chadron, NE, and is currently working to obtain a Master of Arts in professional counseling from Crown College of St. Bonifacius, MN. Upon completion of her program in August, she plans to pursue licensure in professional counseling. Her studies and prior internship experience have equipped her to work with clients with various concerns including crisis pregnancy situations, addictions and substance abuse, career counseling, issues in sexuality, depression and anxiety. Jerusha utilizes an integrative approach to therapy.