Karissa Youra, CHT, OTR

Divine Savior Wellness Center
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Hand Therapy
Occupational Therapy



Divine Savior Wellness Center
2815 New Pinery Rd Portage


"I am proud to say that I have worked at Divine Savior for 12 years.  I always thought I would work for a company long term, as long as I could find the right fit.  This fits!”

-Karissa Youra, Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist


Karissa Youra is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist at Divine Savior Healthcare. She was encouraged to explore the medical field through an aunt who recognized her desire to serve others. Karissa finds the most rewarding aspect of her career is working in a field in which she not only serve others, but learns from them every day.  

"I go above and beyond by recognizing when a patient is in crisis and detouring from protocol to listen and understand that individual,” she shares. 

Karissa grew up in a small Minnesota town, population 263.  She could bike or walk to get across town and see the water tower of the neighboring town 5 miles away. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota and has enjoyed living in the Portage community, where she now calls home. She enjoys working at Divine Savior Healthcare and particularly likes how Divine Savior contributes so much to the Portage area through community wellness programs.

If Karissa had to share any advice, she says “Keep it simple.” She loves living near a lake and spending weekends on the water, along with boating, paddle boarding, yoga, and doing crafts. If she was not in the medical field she would love to be a yoga instructor on a beach.