ABOUT US: Ryan and Jamie

Ryan and Jamie Christiansen have six children and own and operate ABC Counseling Services, Grounded Within and Academic and Behavioral Counseling services in St. George, Utah where they provide mental health services for children, teens and adults. They also write for the SUN Magazine distributed in Washington County and Mesquite, NV. They have presented locally and internationally and provide Mental Health Work through the Reach Out and Learn Foundation.

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OUR SERVICES

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  • TRAUMA

    Trauma is a primarily non-verbal experience and is more of a physiological experience. It is a term used to define the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual pain experienced from the unexpected, repeated and hurtful actions.

  • MENTAL HEALTH

    Environment, Genetics, Relationships, Stressors and Traumatic experiences can all affect our emotional and mental health. Everyone is impacted by stressors from each of these variables and many others, but there is effective treatment that can reduce or eliminate many unwanted mental health experiences.

  • PROBLEMATIC BEHAVIORS

    Problematic behaviors can result from temporary stressors in the life, or they might represent other long term disorders. Problematic Behaviors include diagnostic labels such as ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and even habit forming or addictive behaviors such as Gaming, Gambling, Self-Harm and other behaviors. These are labels for groups of symptoms, but there is always a deeper issue driving the behavior and that is what we address.

  • BEHAVIORAL CONSULTANT

    This Service provide caregivers, individuals, parents, schools etc. with the tools and support they need to achieve positive behavior change

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Handling trauma experiences

08 May 2019

Handling trauma experiences

Depending on the type of trauma a person has experienced, the following may be excellent resources for working through the effects of trauma: Acupuncture Art & Art Therapy Body/Energy work Ego State and/or Parts and Memory work EMDR Martial Arts (Qi Gong, Tai Chi, etc.) Massage Psychodrama Yoga (Slow and…

A word for you

08 May 2019

A word for you

Closeness, connection and intimacy has very little to do with words or understanding someone and has a lot to do with the energetic, emotional, mirroring and reciprocating responses that communicate synchrony, acceptance and validation.  Flat and/or stone-cold facial expressions, verbal threats and violent reactions can easily become the seeds for…

Resilience

08 May 2019

Resilience

Resilience is the desired outcome of trauma focused therapy.  We all naturally believe we are resilient and can handle anything.  Most of the time we can logic or think through our circumstances and push aside emotions and beliefs in order to accomplish goals, survive and get by.  Sometimes however, our…