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Hope & Healing

Healing the community one family at a time.

Healing Starts Here

Our Team

"We love helping individual and families."

Marques Armstrong

President & CEO

I  attended Brown Institute & Metropolitan State University and has 20 years of experience serving the community through multiple businesses that he successfully operated in the Twin Cities. This experience has assisted in me gaining a breadth of knowledge and experience in developing and implementing business strategies that help to create revenue growth, increase staff capacity, and streamline the day to day business operations within businesses and organizations.

Additionally, I've gained a wealth of experience working with youth and families in the capacities of mental health case manager, mental health practitioner, youth and family advocate, and youth counselor and group facilitator. By carefully and methodically tuning in to the needs of each individual, I learned the importance of listening with my entire being and working to build relationships.

I previously served as a child development technician and behavioral specialist for Minneapolis Public Schools. I was also the facilitator for the Men of Zion, Young Dad’s Program and a member of the Minneapolis Public Schools Mental Health Collaborative, ensuring service coordination across social service organizations and agencies. I am a trained community organizer and public policy advocate and have stood on the front lines in the fight for justice, police reform, equality and human rights. I have also served as Program Director for a housing agency that served men who experienced and/or were at risk of long term homelessness.  

Nate Hurse, MDA, MSW, LICSW, LADC

Clinical Supervisor/Therapist

Nate is a master-level social worker with over 25 years of expertise in the areas of clinical and program development, substance use disorders, and cultural sensitivity to a diverse group of minorities. He is also a licensed alcohol and drug counselor with the state of Minnesota, state of Connecticut and a Certified Addiction Counselor with the state of Connecticut and California.

Nate is a SAP (Substance Abuse Professional) and a NADA-RT. Vice President and Board Member of the National Acupuncture Detox Association Having worked in Connecticut, Indiana and spending the last 20 years in Minneapolis at various chemical health treatment centers working with culturally diverse populations. Nate is also a consultant with the Minnesota DHS ADAD chemical health division as a Peer Reviewer. 


His specialties include:

Dual diagnosis services

Addiction

Anxiety

Depression

Culturally-sensitive treatment

Substance prevention services

Assessments

Workplace Consultations

D'Undra Willis, LICSW

Therapist

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.  

I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Illinois State University in 2004 and my Masters of Social Work from Augsburg College in 2014. While completing my degrees, I gained valuable experience through a diverse range of internships including shadowing psychologists at a state hospital, school social worker at an alternative high school for nontraditional students, as well as practicing as a mental health practitioner.

I have a great deal of experience working with youth, adults, families and groups as a school social worker and domestic violence advocate. My passion is to work with youth and families to overcome the many hardships that some face today such as poverty, mental illness, abuse, neglect, homelessness, etc. I have worked as a school social worker/mental health practitioner for the past 3 years. I have also worked as a domestic violence advocate for 7 years and a residential counselor in various group homes for mentally and physically disabled individuals. My passion is to promote, encourage and empower youth and families. I believe strongly in the Lord and that, with Him, "all things are possible.” Above all these things, I really enjoy spending time with my son and uplifting and encouraging the lives of others.

Kamisha Johnson, LGSW

Therapist

I was raised in a suburb of Minneapolis,MN. I received her Second degree in Social Work with a Minor in Child Psychology from Metropolitan State University. I then pursued a Master Degree in Clinical Social Work as a Child Welfare Scholar and completed the program at the University of Minnesota. After, receiving her Master Degree I became a Senior Program Director for a For-Profit Organization for a number of years while also working part-time for People Inc where I worked with Individuals suffering from Severe & Persistent Mental Illness. After getting my professional license as a Licensed Graduate Social Worker. I became a Supervisor for the State of Minnesota where I worked with the Mentally Ill and Dangerous Population/Behaviorally Challenged. Later, went back to college to pursue a second Master Degree in Leadership & Management.

In 2014, I opened Amani Counseling & Consulting Services as an Independent Contractor Therapist at RiverValley Behavioral Health & Wellness Center focusing on individual, and group therapy. I left my position at the State to take a position that would allow her to have more of a presence in the community.  Over the past two years I has facilitated Women & Girl Empowerment Groups, Healing Circles, Mental Health Events and panels. In January 2018, I hosted with Protect Your Crown their first Annual Mental Health Affair that held panel discussions, vendors and networking. I have also been interviewed twice on KFAI Miss Margaret LIVE radio show discussing various mental health topics. I have a passion for healing the community through focusing on mental health, and the importance of radical self-love and self-care. My goal is to continue Courageous Conversations on the stigma of Mental Health and trauma in the community and also offer tools for healing in the process. I loves spending time with her four children family and friends.


“What follows I AM is what follows YOU”

Light,

Kamisha Johnson, Healing Advocate, Psychotherapisttherapist

Burgundi Hebert, MSW

Mental Health Practitioner

I received my Master of Social Work degree in 2007 from Augsburg College and have 18 years of experience serving my community and 7 providing counseling services. I have a passion for assisting those who struggle with life after experiencing trauma. I am currently helping individual men, women, children, as well as families who express a desire to deal with their mental health and learn skills to cope with and overcome their issues as they relate to mental health because of their traumas.

I am aware of how important it is to first connect with everyone I serve. I believe that developing a working professional relationship in which those I am serving can feel the genuine love, care and concern have helped me to help my clients sincerely. This approach has helped me in being able to speak lovingly and directly into the broader issues that are discovered through active listening. I know that the things that typically lead us to seek help are only symptoms of more general questions that desperately need to be appropriately addressed. I have used my personal life experiences, professional life lessons and education to help me be the best counselor I can be for my clients.

I love what I do so much that I am aware of my strength and know the areas in which I must grow. I do the research and seek guidance when I need to. I treat everyone with dignity and respect because I expect to be treated with dignity and respect. I am filled with joy seeing hope restored and the healing process beginning.Additionally, I've gained a wealth of experience working with youth and families in the capacities of mental health case manager, mental health practitioner, youth and family advocate, and youth counselor and group facilitator. By carefully and methodically tuning in to the needs of each individual, I learned the importance of listening with my entire being and working to build relationships.