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Our Team of Professionals

Jill A. Johnson

MS, LMFT

Jill is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an expertise in assisting individuals, couples and families with a variety of identified problems and has worked with issues such as depression, anxiety, adolescent problems, family and blended family issues and couples communication and conflict resolution issues. Jill is the Clinical Director of Family Dynamics Counseling and is supervising provisional licensees as they work toward their full licensure. Jill graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana with a Bachelor's Degree in Education and graduated from Butler University in Indianapolis, IN with a Master's Degree in Science from Butler's Marriage and Family Therapy Program. Jill provides a solution focused approach which assists clients’ couples and families with tools and resources to help them solve the problems they initially presented. Jill has been providing therapy services for close to 25 years. Jill began her private practice and started Family Dynamics Counseling, INC in 1993. She has been instrumental in bringing the Family Solutions Program for youthful offenders to Sweetwater County. Jill has also been involved in her community as a Hospice Board Member for many years. Jill serves as a team member of the Critical Incident Stress Management Team, Sweetwater Assist, for Sweetwater County. She is a Chamber Ambassador for the Green River Chamber of Commerce and a member of both Chambers of Commerce. Jill has seen Family Dynamics Counseling, INC grow significantly since its beginning and is proud to have made Family Dynamics Counseling, INC an important and respected service provider of mental health and substance abuse services in Sweetwater County.

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.

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.

Bethany Armstrong

MS, LPC

Bethany is 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 and has had the opportunity to work with teens and adults who are developmentally disabled, severely and persistently mentally ill, homeless, as well as with the geriatric population. She also has extensive experience working with people in crisis as well as with first responders. Her educational and professional experience has given her skill in working with crisis, depression, anxiety, trauma, cutting/self harm, geriatric challenges, and mental health related to chronic or terminal illness diagnosis. She approaches each individual with genuine care using a person centered approach.

Dana McGuire

MS

Dana is a graduate student working toward her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University. She is doing her practicum under the supervision of Paul Nicksich MS, LPC, LAT, CCMHC, MAC, SAP. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wyoming in Psychology. She has worked in a wide range of helping professions such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and in special education for preschool and elementary age children.

Dana currently lives in Pinedale and will be available primarily on Fridays and Saturdays. She has six years of experience working with youth of all ages. She particularly enjoys working with young children and their families. She also has interest working with couples, life planning, and anxiety disorders.

Dannie Fitzgerald

Intern

Dannie Fitzgerald has been going to school for about 8 years now. She is currently working toward her Master's degree through Grand Canyon University in Christian Counseling with an emphasis in substance use and addictive disorders. She has received her AA in Psychology from Western Wyoming Community College and a BA in Psychology through Argosy University. She also has training in suicide prevention and has volunteered with the Girl Scouts as a group leader for 3 years.

Dannie's work history consists of different jobs that entailed being an office manager for a secretarial service, working in waste management, warehouse lead and safety coordinator for an oil field service supply company, and working for the school district where she found her calling to work with kids and those who may have substance use or addictive disorders. There, she worked in the math and reading programs and did tutoring after school along with working with children with disabilities.

Dannie has interest in working with all kinds of diversity and cultures of people from families to teens, as well as mentoring others in life coaching. *To schedule an appointment with Dannie, please contact the office at 307-382-3010 or submit an e-mail under the contact us page.

"We are human and we are constantly changing, developing and finding ourselves. Working from a holistic approach will help guide me through the different levels of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspect of the person, working with them."

"Munchie"

In Loving Memory - 2017