Nathaniel Hurse, MBA, MSW, LICSW, LADC

Adjunct Faculty Member

Nate Hurse is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.  He comes with a wealth of expertise in the areas of clinical and program development, substance use disorders, successful treatment of co-occuring disorders, recovery coaching, as well as specializing in culture-centered counseling.  He is also a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in multiple states and has achieved a certification earning him the distinction of Advance Alcohol and Drug Counselor.  Nate is also a qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and a National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) registered trainer.  Nate is also currently the VP on the Board of NADA.  

His career spans over 30 years, having worked in Connecticut, Indiana and spending the last 20 years in Minneapolis at various chemical health treatment centers where he specialized in culturally diverse populations.  Nate is also a consultant with the Minnesota DHS Alcohol Drug Abuse Division as a peer reviewer.  Nate is also in long-term recovery and is a strong advocate of Peer Recovery/Recovery Coaching.


MBA, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN

Certificate of Social Entrepreneurship, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN

M.S.W., Social Work, Springfield College, Springfield, MA

Email address:
Professional Practice: 

Sankofa Group Mind Spa Recovery

Academic History (higher ed experience): 

Century College, College of Saint Scholasticia and Indiana University-School of Social Work (Field Instructor)

Areas of Interest: 
  • Working with diverse communities
  • Co-Occuring Disorders
What I like about Adler Graduate School: 

Adler approaches Mental Health with the ability to cooperate, collaborate, and contribute to the community.  Social Interest, rather than self-interest promotes a healthy lifestyle.