Teresa DuFresne, MS, OTR/L, CHT

A professional headshot of a woman, Occupational Therapist Teresa DuFresne

Teresa became a therapist to help people get back to what they love and become independent again. She accomplishes this by taking a collaborative approach with the client to understand what will work best – and is thrilled when clients realize their progress.

Teresa grew up in Sheldon, ND, and went to college at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. She obtained her Master’s of Occupational Therapy in 2014 and received specialized training to become a Certified Hand Therapist. Hand therapy involves much more than the hand, fingers and thumbs. She has extensive experience in treating wrist, arm, shoulder, and neck pain and ranging from carpal tunnel treatments, arthritis in the hand and shoulder, tendonitis, numbness, and more.

The welcoming atmosphere at GRHS helped solidify her decision to join the therapy department in the fall of 2020. Teresa enjoys running and sitting down with a good book.