G. Ravyn (Ravyn) Stanfield

G. Ravyn (Ravyn) Stanfield (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

M.A.in Counseling, EMDR trained, Licensed Acupuncturist

Supervisor: Gianna Mitma-Russo, LMFT

When life or relationships seem impossible, I help people make necessary changes and find solid ground again.

Client Status

accepting clients




4050 NE Broadway

Portland, 97232

At a Glance


Rate: $150-$200

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2023

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

How I Can Help You

Often, we come to therapy to change a behavior that was originally developed as a helpful strategy. As we learn and grow, we evolve past our own protective defenses. Too bad our habits and patterns don’t always get the memo! We can learn to shift stubborn patterns of protection, and find joy and connection. Sometimes, we make change one breath at a time. Other times, there are body based exercises we can use to release stress and tension. And still other times, we have to challenge systems and narratives that don’t support our values. I believe we need empathy, acceptance, support, and accountability in order to heal our old pain and create giant positive changes. I know a lot of tricks and tools that can help change perspectives, stories, habits, patterns, relationships, and eventually, lives.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that all people are worthy of dignity and respect, no matter what their circumstances. In the past, I have worked as a social worker, an advocate for accessibility, an environmental activist, a theatre artist, and a writer. I currently work as a therapist, an acupuncturist and a Trauma Informed Care trainer. I play multiple hand drums, including djembe, tar, doumbek, and am learning to play the Irish bodhran. Much of my stress relief comes from the natural world, including my dogs, and hikes in the PNW. I'm a world traveler, and have been to Nepal, Israel, Palestine, Bali, Germany, Iceland, Scotland, Greece, Australia, and Italy, to name a few. I have family in Eastern Europe and plan to travel to Poland and Russia in the near future.

Techniques I Use


  • EMDR External link

    When memories or experiences from the past continue to negatively influence the present, EMDR can often help. I use a trauma-informed and attachment based EMDR to help heal old wounds and decrease emotional triggers.

  • Couples Counseling External link

    I work with people in all kinds of relationships who want to communicate better, solve problems, rekindle their spark, or move past obstacles.

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) External link

    When we don’t understand our own behavior and feel frustrated that we can’t immediately change, IFS is often helpful. By understanding the parts of ourselves that try to manage and protect us, we can often find more ease, self-empathy, and motivation to change our lives.

  • Somatic Therapy (Body Centered) External link

    After over 20 years as an acupuncturist, I’m convinced that many of our emotional challenges like anger, anxiety, depression, and grief live in the body. Somatic therapy can help uncover and shift uncomfortable feelings and chronic issues that we haven’t been able to talk our way out of.

  • Narrative  External link

    It is possible to rewrite old tired stories that we and others keep telling about ourselves. When we shif5 the narrative, we often get a whole new perspective on problems that have plagued us.

Issues I Treat


  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    I work with all kinds of relationships and relationship styles/configurations including monogamous couples, blended families, chosen family, and folks practicing ethical non-monogamy.

  • Chronic Pain or Illness External link

    I support folks through chronic pain challenges including exhaustion, hopelessness, frustration with the medical system, changes in function, and ways to cope

  • PTSD External link

    I have worked with trauma for over 20 years, including survivors of assault, combat veterans, survivors of disaster, family trauma, adult children of addicts, oppression trauma, and complicated or sudden loss and grief.

  • Loss or Grief External link

    Whether expected or sudden, loss and grief can turn our lives upside down. I help people navigate grief, even when it’s complicated, and find meaning and solid ground.

  • Polyamorous and Open Relationships External link

    It can be even more isolating to work through challenges when people don’t understand or accept your relationship style. I work with relationships in all kinds of configurations. LGBTQIA+ and all gender identities are welcome. I believe people can practice ethical non-monogamy and polyamory with honesty, integrity, and satisfaction. I also work with folks who have differences in attachment styles.

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