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Healing the community one family at a time

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

Khadijah Ramadan

Mental Health Practitioner

My combined experiences, both personally and professionally, have contributed my decision to pursue a career in counseling. I currently attend Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and I am enrolled in the Masters of Counseling Psychology program  and anticipate graduating in 2021. I have a great deal of  experience in existential counseling  for clients ranging from youth to adult. I use empathetic listening skills and motivational support techniques to guide clients through the difficulties of life, stress induced mental illness, and facilitate change. In addition to graduate school, I am also the owner and operator of Loving Care Minnesota, which I established in honor of my grandfather, so that I could provide PCA services. I have three biological children, and two cats.


My core values have been greatly influenced by the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, who said “be the change that you want to see in the world”, and I ascribe to an existential/multi-cultural philosophy. I believe that change is a decision that must come from within, and my role as a therapist, is to assist in supporting the desire to change. In my free time, I love to read, sing, dance, and spend time with my family.