Renee Sandvik, LICSW, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the Behavioral Health Department since March 2020. Renee previously worked for LifeCare Medical Center from April 2013 to July 2015 and returned to provide therapy services to clients. She is certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Refocusing) therapy which is beneficial to clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, addiction and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Renee also previously worked as a licensed drug and alcohol (addiction) counselor in North Dakota, specializing in providing mental health counseling for clients who are dually diagnosed with mental health and addiction issues. She has been providing counseling services for a total of 17 years within the Fargo/Moorhead area and the Roseau/Warroad/Baudette areas. Her work experience also includes providing therapy services to clients in various levels of care including outpatient, inpatient, and residential treatment settings including 6 years of consult liaison services at the three Sanford hospital sites within Fargo, ND. Renee currently provides therapy services for children, adolescents, adults and elderly populations addressing issues related to mood disorders, life transitions, trauma, addiction/alcoholism, relationships, couples and family counseling, life stress related to financial, employment, relationships, health or other issues, grief/loss, family concerns, and parenting issues. Renee has both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Social Work form the University of North Dakota, as well as minors in Psychology and Chemical Use and Abuse. Following obtaining her master’s degree, Renee has worked as an Adjunct Professor instructing both undergraduate and graduate students in the Social Work Departments at the University of North Dakota and Minnesota State University-Moorhead. She is passionate about providing support and education to clients in efforts to improve their mental health and overall wellbeing as they deal with life events and transitions. Specialty areas include EMDR, trauma, addiction and mood disorders. Renee will be seeing clients in the Roseau, Warroad and Baudette offices.