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Frances Santiago

Therapist Intern


Frances is a student in the MS-MFT program at UW-Stout. Prior to pursuing a degree in marriage and family therapy, Frances worked as a user interface engineer during which she developed a strong interest in systems and how they can both benefit and hinder the people who participate in them.


Frances values a therapeutic relationship based on co-creation and co-regulation and is passionate about using her clinical privilege to redefine human experiences from a non-clinical lens. She has a special interest in neurodiversity and the amazing abilities of different kinds of brains, believing that brains falling outside of “typical” are not “disordered". She loves working with families, children, couples and also enjoys individual therapy.


Frances resides in the Twin Cities area with her family. Kept busy with her rambunctious school age children and her big pitbull mix pup, Frances also enjoys reading, knitting, and gardening. She has a special affection for ideas that challenge dominant paradigms and loves a passionate debate.

Clinical Issues



Neurodivergent individuals/couples




Children 5+/Teens


Types of Therapy

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)

Rates and Insurance

Private Pay:*

$40/session - standard intern rate

$25/session - enrolled college students

$10/session - clients with Medical Assistance**

*All intern rates are private pay (no insurance billing). Session fees are due at time of service via cash, check, or credit/debit card payment.

**Adulteen clinicians are not able to bill insurance but those with Medical Assistance may pay a reduced private pay rate of $10.


Office days:*

Wednesdays 10-11am

Fridays 2pm-6pm

*Due to the requirements of Frances's program, sessions after 3pm must include a family member for at least 15-20 min. 



University of Wisconsin - Stout

Expected graduation May 2023

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