ExEm Podcast

Conversations around life, faith, and the journey of mental health.

The ExEm (Experience Emerge) Podcast, 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.


Transformation Through Experiential Truth

Dr. Dave Blankenship, Clinical Director at Emerge Counseling Ministries, discusses how experiential truth can help individuals achieve lasting change and growth. Dr. Blankenship has extensive experience working with individuals who have undergone significant transformation through this powerful approach to counseling, and shares specific techniques and strategies that it uses. Whether you are someone who is seeking personal transformation or simply interested in learning more about this innovative approach to counseling, you will not want to miss this conversation.


Adversities Become Victories

Get ready to be inspired by today’s episode, where you’ll hear the remarkable story of Dae’vontay Latimer. Despite facing numerous hardships and setbacks, he has overcome them with the help of God’s divine intervention. Through his experiences, he has learned to appreciate the value of faith and resilience, and we can all gain valuable insights from his journey.


Anxiety, Depression & Sabertooth Tigers

We dive into a comprehensive analysis of anxiety and depression with Emerge therapist Patrick Milloy, MS, LPCC-S. With expert insights, our conversation provides a clear understanding of what these terms really mean and the intricate nuances that differentiate between the clinical implications of these conditions and their normal life experiences.


Mindfulness to Bring Balance

Kate Dunn, who has been an RN for over 40 years, shares her expertise in mindfulness with everyone who is ready. Kate guides us into a state of meditation and relaxation, and even provides us with an exercise near the end of our conversation.


Country Singer Turned Worship Leader

Our host invites a long-time friend to talk about his journey through the many difficult ups and downs of life. Chris describes his time touring in the country music industry and then the path that led him to find God. Chris now uses his gift of singing on his worship team at his home church and is experiencing a refreshed new perspective on life.


“Out of the Garden”

We talk with therapist and author Jen Hoffman about her book, Out of the Garden: Breaking Free From Sin and Shame. Jen’s book explores finding rest and purpose in our journey inviting the reader to take a closer look at what shapes personal identity, values, and beliefs.

Due to a local winter storm warning, Emerge Counseling Ministries will be closed Friday, January 19th and will reopen pending improved weather conditions. We are offering telehealth appointments only pending the clinician’s availability to do so.