Vice President, Therapy Services
Therese Hugg, MA, LPC, is vice president of Therapy Services at the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC), based in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Hugg began her journey with CVIC as an intern in 2005, going on to work as a children’s coordinator at a domestic violence shelter in Oslo, Norway. She then returned to CVIC in January 2009, where she brings a wealth of counseling experience and credentials to her role. Hugg is master’s-educated counselor and licensed professional counselor, trained in serving clients using various counseling tools and techniques. Committed to supporting clients by whatever means necessary and appropriate, she uses a variety of evidence-based therapies, including trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), structured psychotherapy for adults responding to chronic stress (SPARCS), and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
Beyond her role at CVIC, Hugg serves on the North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services and the Grand Forks County Human Service Zone Board of Directors. Additionally, she is a graduate of the Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2021.
Hugg, who met her husband at the University of North Dakota while pursuing her bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s in counseling, resides in Grand Forks. They have two children attending Grand Forks Public Schools.
The inspirational quote that guides Hugg’s work is translated from the song “Eg Ser.” It reads, “I see that you are tired, but I cannot walk all the steps for you, you have to walk them yourself, but I will walk them with you – I will walk them with you” — Bjørn Eidsvåg.