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Mychal Ostler LMFT


Licensing & Certifications:

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (NC)
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Levels 1 and 2)
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

Professional Background

Mychal Ostler is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice with Southern Wake Counseling Center. For the past four years, Mychal has worked primarily with couples and individual men to improve their relationships through better communication, emotion regulation and coping tools, skills and strategies. Mychal’s specialty is working with young professionals who are struggling to balance new marriages, parenting responsibilities and career challenges, while honoring their authentic selves.

In practice, Mychal relies on Gottman Method and Emotion Focused Therapy interventions to help couples access, process and express their emotions and needs in constructive and intimate ways, so that relationship needs can be met and optimal functioning can be achieved at both the individual and relationship levels. When working one-on-one with clients, Mychal utilizes Cognitive Behavioral and Narrative approaches to help clients to facilitate sustainable behavior change and discover their preferred versions of themselves.

Mychal possesses a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and has received specialized training in both Emotion Focused Therapy and the Gottman Method (certified in Levels 1 and 2). Mychal’s passion is helping couples reconnect and change the way they relate to each other with improved communication and a deeper understanding of their needs and experiences.


Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) – Northcentral University, Scottsdale, Arizona
Bachelor of Communication Studies (BACS) – Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington

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Areas of Focus

Mychal Ostler specializes in guiding couples and individuals through relationship challenges, new parenthood, anxiety, depression, and identity issues. With expertise in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy, Mychal empowers clients to cultivate healthier connections and navigate life transitions with resilience and authenticity.

Mychal Ostler utilizes a number of therapeutic approaches, including:

  • Marriage issues
  • New parent issues
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Family issues
  • Anxiety and depression disorders
  • Divorce
  • Identity issues
  • Career changes
  • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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