Our ICC program is specifically designed to help couples make movement NOW. The momentum and intensity ICC creates can give relationships on the brink a fighting chance, and couples that are committed a whole new level of connection.
“I cannot begin to describe how much value this program provides. When my marriage was in grave danger, the therapist guided us to a place of hope, and there isn’t really anything without hope.”– ICC program client
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Our ICC Programs (each program is tailored to your specific situation):
Healing the Hurt— for couples working through affairs or betrayals
On the Brink— for couples on their last chance, or deciding whether or not to stay
Seeking More Intimacy— for couples needing more connection
Starting off Right— for motivated couples early in their relationship, who want to know how to create a successful relationship from the beginning
We are Busy— for couples that like efficiency
Designed for You— for couples that need something unique
One weekend. One Relationship. ICC is Specifically Designed for Couples Who Want Results Now. Let’s Get Moving. Call Us Now.
Our Certified ICC Program Therapists:
One of the things that makes our ICC Program unique is that all of our therapists are licensed, certified, and specialize in relationships. Each couple is individually matched to the therapist with the specialty they need. Here is what people are saying about the therapists that do the ICC program:
“Nancy helped bring hope to a hopeless situation for me. She was able to bring out emotions neither my husband or I ever shared in 12 years of marriage. Thus bringing down a huge wall between us.”
“Terry is great! Our experience has been fantastic!!! I cannot tell you how pleased we are with Terry, and how appreciative we are for all Terry has done to help us. I can’t imagine anybody else doing anything better than what Terry has done. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate her as a 20!!!”
“Kyle’s work is amazing. He is funny and warm and engaging. Best therapist I have ever had! Over 20 years!”
“I think the intensive was great and in June/July we are very excited about returning. You know, I was super impressed by the rapport you built with my husband. I know he was very nervous about having to bring up all of his past and being blamed. But the way you set it up was brilliant. He really likes your help and learning from you. He has always admired social workers and psychologists for their work with patients, but it was nice to accept your help for himself. That was a huge part of healing for us. I think. Thanks a billion.”
FAQ About Intensive Couples Counseling™ (ICC)
How do I know if Intensive Couples Counseling™ is for us?
ICC is not for everyone – it requires a complete commitment to the process (but not necessarily to the relationship). We find that ICC is especially suited for the following types of couples:
Couples that are motivated and ready to learn and grow, regardless of the state of the relationship
Couples that can afford it, or at least can’t afford to get a divorce! This is a unique program, and insurance will not pay for it.
How long do we meet?
3 consecutive days, totaling 15 hours
How are the 3 days decided?
Often it’s over a weekend, but we’ll talk to you about your schedule and the therapist’s schedule and come up with a schedule that works for everyone.
How long does it take to get in?
In general we have quite a long waiting list, but folks doing ICC can bypass the waiting list and get in within a month, and often within a week and two.
Shouldn’t we be able to handle this on our own?
If you could have – you would have already. Let us help you get on a better path.
Does the ICC program work for couples who aren’t sure they want to be together?
Absolutely – but the initial goal is different. The initial goal is to determine if both partners can and want to move forward. Once that’s established – then we transition into getting things moving into either having a healthy marriage or a healthy uncoupling and coparenting.
How Is ICC different from traditional couples therapy?
There are 3 Main Distinctions In ICC:
The Format – The format is short and intense – we get the process moving and do everything we can to get it moving quickly.
The Depth – Because we have more time – we can get into the meat of an issue – and more importantly – we can stay there. That way we don’t have to keep going back over and over.
The Pace & Momentum – Because of the intensity – couples report 1 session of ICC as equivalent to 1-6 months of traditional therapy.
How Much Does ICC Cost?
The investment for Intensive Couples Counseling is $3250, with a discounted rate of $2950 for paying in full at the time of booking. Our In Home Intensives are $9,950 if in the Twin Cities Metro. Out of town in home Intensives start at $14,950. Please call us for more info at 612-787-2832.
After our Initial Intensive Couples Counseling™ experience – are we done?
The safe answer is no. Relapse is something we always want to attend to in couples counseling. We are determined to help couples keep the gains they’ve achieved in therapy. This is usually done by regular check-ins or scheduling additional intensives.
I’m a really private person and I want to have the intensive elsewhere. Is that possible?
We do offer an In Home Intensive format. There is also the possibility of us flying to your location or even accompanying you on a cruise. Each ICC Certified Therapist is different – please inquire for more details.
How Do We Get Started?
Here is what some of our past ICC participants have to say about the program:
How was this intensive experience compared to normal weekly couples therapy?
“We tried weekly therapy. After just one session we weren’t sure we could go home to the same place. Time was up with tensions high and anger and resentment overwhelming. During this intensive, we had the time to address the issues, raise emotions, and bring healing. Over and over, the issues were dealt with. In three days we had built the foundation to work on our marriage during weekly follow up sessions”
“Night and day. Especially if in a crisis or crazy cycle. 1 hour of therapy did more damage than good.”
The most valuable part of the intensive was:
“Understanding that my negative behavior directly affects the unwanted behavior I receive from my spouse.”
“This intensive counseling weekend was invaluable to our relationship and provided specific strategies we both need to practice. I now understand how I’ve contributed to our issues and feel hopeful about addressing them for a happier future together.”
“This has allowed me to take responsibility for my part and begin to work on what will make me a better person and a better partner.”
“This program was exactly what our marriage needed at a critical juncture. It taught me about myself and the relationship. Nancy was willing to confront the tough issues in a kind and gentle way. I highly recommend this program to all couples in a relationship.”
“I learned more about myself and why I react in ways that I do. I learned more about my husband and the reasons he acts certain ways and ways that I have unintentionally hurt him. This has given me a better understanding of him and helps me view him in a loving way when we have disagreements.”
“Terry Norman is an exceptional therapist. She has empathy for both partners as they struggle with painful emotions. She is fair and doesn’t take sides; she wants to help both people learn to become the best functional adults they can be.”
“Kyle was excellent and was a perfect fit for both of us.”
“Kyle did a great job of understanding our strengths and weaknesses and using those in our sessions for optimal results.”