Experience Emerge (ExEm) with musician-turned-mental health therapist, Matt Knabe, uncovers the various ways people find rest and live free amidst the crazy challenges life brings. With a zoned-in focus, Matt carefully probes into the broken places of people’s lives, bringing the listener into the experience, all the while adding life tools and insights.
SEASON 2 • EPISODE 21
Having Faith Through Adversity
Matthew & Amy Knabe • December 24, 2021
In this final episode of Season 2, our host, Matthew Knabe, bring his wife, Amy, into the conversation to share their journey navigating miscarriage, infertility, trauma, and God’s victory throughout all of it.
SEASON 2 • EPISODE 20
Anxieties in Parenting & Pastoring in Uncertain Times
Pastor Brad Leach • December 11, 2021
Brad Leach, Lead Pastor from City Life Church in Philadelphia, PA, joins us to talk about the stressors that the past year and a half has caused not only the church, but our families as well. This year, as we enter into this holiday season, there is more on people’s minds than just Christmas — how do we navigate that?
SEASON 2 • EPISODE 19
Dr. Ryan Darrow • November 12, 2021
On today’s episode we cover a very important topic that gets too often overlooked; sleep hygiene. We are joined by Dr. Ryan Darrow, lead pastor of Overland Park First Assembly of God.
SEASON 2 • EPISODE 18
Crys Gorman • October 29, 2021
In this episode we discuss infertility and a severe diagnosis that our guest had to battle in the midst of it all. Crys Gorman shares a powerful story of adversity followed by a miracle text that she received reminding us God is always working. If you are interested in helping Crys and her husband Matt visit their fundraising page.
SEASON 2 • EPISODE 17
Dr. Donald Lichi • October 15, 2021
In light of Pastor Appreciation Month, we discuss honoring our pastors with Dr. Donald Lichi as he shares about the role of being called to ministry and how we as the congregation may support and honor them.
SEASON 2 • EPISODE 16
Live From General Council: Dr. Wayde Goodall
Dr. Wayde Goodall • September 30, 2021
In this episode we highlight Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and have a great discussion with a great leader, Dr. Wayde Goodall. Dr. Wayde shares his journey with mental health, and encourages us to be open and honest with the “tough” stuff and find help; so that we can then help others.
SEASON 2 • EPISODE 15
Live From General Council: Rob & Becca Ketterling
Rob & Becca Ketterling • September 9, 2021
In this second release of interviews from the Assemblies of God’s General Council, we talk with Pastor Rob and his wife, Becca (Emerge board member) — lead pastors of River Valley Church in the Minneapolis, MN area — and discuss how they navigated Covid, the shutdown, and George Floyd’s death; which happened very close to one of their campuses.
SEASON 2 • EPISODE 14
Live From General Council: Donna Barrett
Rev. Donna Barrett • August 26, 2021
We took the ExEm show on the road and spent a week in Orlando, Florida at the Assemblies of God’s General Council interviewing many wonderful people. This episode features Rev. Donna Barrett, General Secretary of the Assemblies of God, who talks about the state of mental health within the church and its leaders.
SEASON 2 • EPISODE 13
IFS: Internal Family Systems
Jessica Smith • August 14, 2021
In our conclusion of discussing therapies, Jessica Smith, MEd, LPCC-S, joins the conversation and shares a wealth of knowledge regarding Internal Family Systems (IFS). Discover how our life experiences play a significant role in shaping the way we see and understand our inner self.
SEASON 2 • EPISODE 12
Steve Dunleavey & Sarah Queen • July 29, 2021
In this episode we talk about Formational Prayer with Steve Dunleavey, MA, LPCC-S (Executive Director of Clinical Services) and Sarah Queen, MA, LPCC-S (Extension Site Team Leader). This conversation better explains not only how we incorporate the Holy Spirit into counseling, but also our lives.
SEASON 2 • EPISODE 11
Trauma Talk: The Book of James
Victoria Gutbrod, MA, LPCC-S • July 16, 2021
In our second installment of Trauma Talk — a series we will do every so often on trauma and how it relates to different people in scripture — Victoria and Matt dive into the book of James and spend some time discussing the content of the book and how it relates to survivors of trauma.
SEASON 2 • EPISODE 10
A Mom’s Worst Nightmare & Forgiveness – Part 2
Rachel Muha’s Story • June 24, 2021
In this second half of the interview with Rachel Muha, we discuss the process of picking up the pieces after the horrific news about her son Brian. Rachel takes us on a journey of forgiveness that most cannot imagine. She stoically shares how she and her eldest son, Chris, faced their worst nightmare in the courtroom and how they embodied Christ-like forgiveness to witness to us all.
SEASON 2 • EPISODE 9
A Mom’s Worst Nightmare & Forgiveness – Part 1
Rachel Muha’s Story • June 17, 2021
Rachel Muha’s story is incredible and difficult to imagine ever having to go through. In the first of this two-part series, Rachel shares what led her through immense tragedy and grief. Don’t miss the second part — you will not want to miss how Rachel’s story unfolds after the news she learns about her son.
SEASON 2 • EPISODE 8
EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
Victoria Gutbrod & Tish Granville • May 27, 2021
As part of our series of therapy practices, we highlight and explain Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) with Emerge Trauma Center Director, Victoria Gutbrod, MA, LPCC-S, and Trauma Team Leader, Tish Granville, MS, LPCC-S. Learn how EMDR is utilized for processing and healing from trauma, emotional distress, and anxiety.
SEASON 2 • EPISODE 7
DBT: Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Grace Dusek & Anna Copeland • May 6, 2021
“What Do the Letters Mean?!” Psychology and counseling comes with a lot of terminology and abbreviations. This new series on the ExEm Podcast will highlight a few of these, which are different therapies used at Emerge.
DBT is Dialectical Behavior Therapy and is explained by Emerge clinicians Grace Dusek, MAEd, LPC, CDCA, and Anna Copeland, MSW, LISW-S. Listen and learn as we discuss what dialectical behavior therapy is, the populations it is intended to work for, and some of the skills and resources clients learn when using it.
SEASON 2 • EPISODE 6
Take A Breath: Healing From 2020
Pastor Rick McKee • April 15, 2021
Much has transpired over the past year and many people are hurting, alone, and confused. To respond to this need, Matthew Knabe has partnered with his pastor, Rick McKee at Redemption Chapel in Stow, Ohio, to create a series, “Take A Breath.” In this episode, Pastor Rick joins Matthew to talk about the four areas the teaching focuses on. Learn more at RedemptionChapel.com.
SEASON 2 • EPISODE 5
Sexual Addiction Support for Men
Jerome Thompson, MSW, LISW-S • April 1, 2021
The topic of men’s sexual addiction can be difficult to talk about, but Jerome Thompson, Licensed Independent Social Worker at Emerge, has been leading the charge by facilitating a counseling group, “Brothers in Arms – Sigma Alpha.” Hear about how Jerome leads this group to provide a space for men to experience mutual support, spiritual healing, control and emotional regulation, and hope in Christ.
SEASON 2 • EPISODE 4
Interview with CRU College Ministry
Matthew Knabe, MA, LPC • March 18, 2021
In this episode of the ExEm podcast the tables are turned on our host, Matthew Knabe. A chapter of the college ministry CRU out of Kent State University asked Matthew to be part of a Zoom conversation about 2020 and the effects the pandemic has had for college students. This interview begins with questions asked by the CRU leadership team then an open forum of Q&A from the students themselves.
SEASON 2 • EPISODE 3
Healing of a Rare Kind
Brandon Dreger’s Story • March 4, 2021
Hear an inspirational story from a young man who was healed from an affliction no one else knew was even there. Brandon Dreger shares his journey through discovering his faith and then facing an adversity that challenged his will and desire to live.
SEASON 2 • EPISODE 2
Trauma Talk: Introduction
Victoria Gutbrod, MA, LPCC-S • February 18, 2021
We’re introducing “Trauma Talk” — a new series we will be occasionally featuring on this podcast to highlight various topics and learnings around trauma. Emerge’s own trauma specialist Victoria Gutbrod, MA, LPCC-S joins ExEm host Matthew Knabe, MA, LPC for a conversation about safety and re-entry after trauma.
SEASON 2 • EPISODE 1
Looking Back to Move Forward in 2021
Executive Leadership Team • January 29, 2021
This episode kicks off not only a new year, but Season 2 for the ExEm Podcast! The Executive Leadership Team of Emerge Counseling talks about navigating challenges from 2020 and how we may discover hope in 2021. Learn how the ability to PIVOT has become a framework for the Emerge team, and how developing soul care will move us forward throughout the new year.