Frances Santiago

Therapist Intern

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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

ASD

ADHD

Neurodivergent individuals/couples

Anxiety

Depression

Self-esteem

Children 5+/Teens

Couples/Families

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 

*Session fees are due at time of service via credit or debit card payment

Availability

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. 

Qualifications

Education:

University of Wisconsin - Stout

Expected graduation May 2023

Get in Touch

715-602-5982