Marissa Nelson is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST), and Certified Sexuality Educator (CSE) who helps couples experiencing infertility to learn the specific psycho-emotional skills to break free from isolation, shame and fear, and start enjoying deep connection on their path to parenthood. Her extensive clinical knowledge of couples issues yet accessible and contemporary style makes couples and sex therapy conversational, warm and fun. Marissa also supports companies, clinics and organizations within the fertility space to enhance the client experience and customer loyalty by focusing on meeting the mental & sexual health needs of their clients. 

An internationally recognized expert, she is the creator of IntimacyIVF and IntimacyMoons Therapy Couples Retreats, rated by Women’s Health and Bustle Magazines as one of the top couples retreats worldwide. She has also been frequently featured in over 75 national and international media publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CBC, CNN Health, Glamour, Latina and Black Enterprise.

Marissa graduated with a Master’s in Marriage & Family Therapy from Drexel University where she received the Department of Family Therapy Service Award. Marissa also pursued post-graduate studies, receiving a Certificate in Sexual Health & Sex Therapy from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She will also begin pursuing a second Masters in Education Entrepreneurship this May from the University of Pennsylvania. 

She is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) as well as a member of the Advocacy Committee of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association.


“Create families on your terms. ”

Marissa Nelson, LMT CS