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 3 • EPISODE 18
Season 3 Finale
Dr. Don Lichi • December 23, 2022
Dr. Don Lichi joins the ExEm Podcast once again, but this time to share a bit about his story and journey as a psychologist and leader at Emerge Counseling Ministries. Dr. Lichi has an incredible testimony of overcoming adversity, loss, and then triumph that you will not want to miss. Thank you for listening to the Experience Emerge Podcast. See you in 2023!
SEASON 3 • EPISODE 17
An Unexpected Storm
Gary Durbin • December 7, 2022
We are joined by long-time friend, songwriter, and worship pastor, Gary Durbin. Gary shares his experience navigating divorce and the redemptive love God showed him during one of life’s most difficult trials.
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Leaving a Legacy by Making an Impact on Others
Leigh Gerstenberger • November 11, 2022
We have a conversation with Leigh Gerstenberger about legacy and the mark we leave behind on this world. Leigh, a former senior-level executive who founded his own consulting former, is a member of Emerge’s board of directors and a has filled an important role as a mentor to many. He is a deep lover of people and has a gift for connecting others together.
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Jason Tourville, MA, LPC • October 20, 2022
In this episode, we talk with Jason Tourville, a pastor, an Emerge clinician, and lead of Emerge’s Ministers Enrichment Team. Jason and Matthew discuss burnout, the pressures of pastoring a church, and what church congregations can do to appreciate our pastoral teams and church leaders in the month of October (and the rest of the year) for Pastor Appreciation Month.
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Unlearn the Lies
Abraham Sculley • September 30, 2022
Our guest in this episode features a prolific speaker and author. Abraham Sculley joins our host, Matthew, for a conversation on depression and thoughts about suicide. You can learn more about Abraham and his passion for eradicating stigmas around mental health at Speaks2Inspire.com. His book, “Unlearn the Lies,” is available on Amazon.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is for talk or text: 988
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Suicide Prevention Month
Matt Haines, MSW, LISW • September 8, 2022
In light of September being Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we discuss several important aspects around this topic with Emerge clinician Matt Haines, MSW, LISW (a former firefighter and paramedic turned mental health therapist).
For 24/7 suicide and crisis support, call “9-8-8”.
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Healing Care Ministries
Dr. Terry Wardle • August 5, 2022
This episode features renowned author, speaker, and pastor, Dr. Terry Wardle who shares his heart about the process of healing our wounds by experiential encounters with Jesus. More information about Dr. Terry and his resources can be found at HealingCare.org.
Also, be sure to check out Emerge’s upcoming Formational Prayer Seminar on Sept 21–24 as we host Dr. Terry during a four-day professional workshop. Learn more at Emerge.org/FormationalPrayer.
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Chronic Pain, Grief, & Loss Then How God Showed Up On a Hospital Floor
Crystal McCann • July 25, 2022
We talk with Crystal McCann as she shares her life story of dealing with chronic pain, surgeries, and loss that forced her to walk away from some of her dreams and passions. Yet her continued faith allowed her to see how God was working miracles within all the adversities she had experienced.
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Look to the Mourning Sky
Liz Newman • July 6, 2022
In this episode, we talk with author Liz Newman and discuss her latest collection of poems that focus on grief and loss. Her book, “I Look to the Mourning Sky” seeks to meet people in the storms of their sadness and remind them that they aren’t alone. This book is available on Amazon and Liz can be found on Facebook, @LizNewmanWriter.
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A Ministry That Goes to Kids
Mark Eger • June 24, 2022
In this conversation, we talk about Young Life, a ministry that has been around for many years and has served one purpose: bringing the gospel right to the places where kids are. Western Reserve Area Director, Mark Eger, joins us to discuss teens and the unique challenges they are currently facing.
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Children & Adolescent Mental Health Awareness
Rachel Kyer, LPC • May 26, 2022
In this episode we discuss topics that children and adolescents face during a time when there are many concerns and answers seem hard to find. Our guest, Rachel Kyer, LPC, leads the Children & Adolescent Team at Emerge and shares her thoughts to help parents during very uncertain times that we are living in.
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Addiction to Transformation
Ralph Bloom • April 22, 2022
Today, we interview one of Matt’s personal friends since high school, Ralph Bloom. Ralph shares his journey navigating addiction and self-doubt that transformed him into a new being who lives for his faith and relationship with Jesus.
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Enneagram Life Coach
Shannon McKee • April 7, 2022
In this episode, we spend time with Shannon McKee and discuss the enneagram, how it is used, and what all of the numbers mean. Shannon gives us insight into how we can learn more about ourselves by better understanding who we are in Christ and how he molded our personality. For more information about Shannon and her coaching, visit TheArtofYou.us.
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Neuropsychologist Discussing the Brain and OCD
Dr. Joshua Magleby • March 18, 2022
Today marks the 50th episode of the ExEm Podcast and we talk neuroscience with esteemed neuropsychologist Dr. Joshua Magleby. We talk about what he focuses on in his private practice, and then break down to get a better understanding of what obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) really is. Learn more about Dr. Magleby.
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Marriage Counseling from a Therapist’s Perspective
Mike Snodgrass, MA, LPC • February 24, 2022
On today’s episode we follow up from our previous episode with Jeremiah and Crystal and talk with Licensed Professional Counselor, Mike Snodgrass, MA, about his journey with the couple as their therapist.
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A Fight for Marriage
Jeremiah & Crystal • February 10, 2022
In this episode, we meet Jeremiah and his wife, Crystal, who found themselves in a very dark place and needed help to save their marriage.
SEASON 3 • EPISODE 2
Restoring Relationship – Part 2
Molly LaCroix, LMFT • January 27, 2022
This is the conclusion of our two-part interview with author and therapist Molly LaCroix about her book, Restoring Relationship. For more information about Molly and her book, visit MollyLaCroix.com and find her on all social media platforms, @mollylacroixlmft.
SEASON 3 • EPISODE 1
Restoring Relationship – Part 1
Molly LaCroix, LMFT • January 13, 2022
To celebrate the debut of Season 3 of the ExEm Podcast, we talk with author and therapist Molly LaCroix about her book, Restoring Relationship, and the integration of faith and Internal Family Systems (IFS). For more information about Molly and her book, visit MollyLaCroix.com and find her on all social media platforms, @mollylacroixlmft.