Kristen Wilson - Empowerment Guidance, CADC, CHt in Salem
Each of us is unique in specific life experiences, yet we hold ourselves back in similar ways. We repeat patterns and stay in situations that are familiar - even when they're incredibly uncomfortable. Why? Because change is scary. Self-judgment ("I'm not capable... I'm not good enough..."), fear ("I'll lose everything...I'll look ridiculous...I'll be rejected by those I love..."), and limiting beliefs ("It's too hard...I always fail..."), keep us stuck. Perfectionism, substance abuse, self-sabotage, remaining in dead-end jobs and unhealthy relationships... All of these can feel impossible to overcome.
But every strategy that doesn't work is an invitation to find one that does. Every experience is a call to more expansive possibility. I work with clients to unlock inner strengths, to reimagine themselves, to see that change IS possible, and to help them make it happen.
With a degree in Psychology from Harvard University, certification in Addiction Studies and training in mindfulness meditation and other holistic techniques, I introduce my clients to a variety of tools they may not have experienced before, so they may find the ones that work for them.
Call or Email Kristen Wilson - Empowerment Guidance for a free phone consultation now - (503) 468-1176


  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • School: Harvard University
  • License No. and State: 08-06-79 Oregon


  • Avg Cost (per session): $90 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Kristen Wilson - Empowerment Guidance's Groups

Recovery Unbound!

Holistic methods to create a deeper, more meaningful recovery.

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Yogic Movement/ Mindfulness/ Qigong

Weekly 50-minute group utilizing gentle movement, mindfulness and breathing techniques to increase energy flow and wellness, while reducing stress and pain.

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Stuck No More: Moving Into the New You!

Using mindfulness, EFT/tapping and Somatic Awareness to create dynamic change.

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  • Stress
  • Life Transitions
  • Substance Abuse


  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Mindfulness/ Psychology of Happiness
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Alternative Languages: Limited Spanish


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EFT/tapping
  • Energy Psychology
  • Holistic, Integrative
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic


  • Individuals
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2017
Kristen Wilson - Empowerment Guidance, CADC, CHt in Salem

Kristen Wilson - Empowerment Guidance