Scott Kahler, MA LMFT
Scott Kahler is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Indiana, a Certified Professional Coach through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, and an Approved Supervisor through the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). He maintains a private therapy, coaching, and supervision practice at Thought Tonic, LLC, in the Broad Ripple neighborhood of Indianapolis; serves as Past President on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; teaches as a lecturer in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Christian Theological Seminary (CTS); and supervises in the Residency Program at the Counseling Center at CTS. He is a PhD candidate in Marriage and Family Therapy in the online Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
Scott’s supervision experience has included work with both licensed and not-yet-licensed therapists. These therapists have had a range of backgrounds, including marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling, and social work. They have also had range of preferred approaches, including psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, systemic/relational, experiential, and postmodern. Scott’s own preferred approaches include those informed by ideas of social construction – specifically, collaborative, narrative, and solution-focused – but, ultimately, he is interested in doing what clients experience as working best for them. Scott favors checking in with clients often and getting their feedback on their experiences of and satisfaction with therapy. In therapy, Scott will frequently incorporate ideas from cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety; Internal Family Systems therapy; various models of couples therapy, including the Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Imago Therapy; and mindfulness practices, including meditation.