Know that there is hope

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I created the service I wished for when we were trying to conceive, so that parents-to-be would have all the tools they need to regain hope & connection.

- Marissa Nelson, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist,
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist & Educator

Marissa Nelson

Take Control of Your Fertility Journey

IntimacyIVF is built on years of couples therapy and specialized reproductive mental health training. After four years of infertility, course designer, facilitator and therapist Marissa Nelson has developed curricula that focus on strengthening your primary relationship and creating a deeper, more loving connection.
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Protect Your Ampersand

The ampersand represents the loving bond between you your partner. Whether you conceive, adopt or follow a different path, it’s important to protect your relationship so you can make healthy choices and effectively meet each other's needs as you navigate the challenges of trying to conceive.

While it may seem like your partner “doesn’t get it” or isn’t there for you during your struggles, it’s vital to remember that everyone expresses emotions in different ways. For many, grief and sadness translate into anger or avoidance. This masterclass teaches you how to use pain and vulnerability to move from heartbreak to breakthrough in your partnership.

Finding Balance in Your Life & Relationships

IntimacyIVF focuses on honoring both sides of your relationship and exploring stressors and cultural considerations outside of your partnership. Gain a holistic view of your relationship and infertility to grow closer, improve treatment outcomes and re-capture joy.
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"I didn’t know what to expect coming in and I have been very pleasantly surprised. We have learned a ton about each other, a ton of techniques and had an amazing time."
Stefie and Toby
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"Marissa Nelson has been a godsend… her skillset, her perspective is just… she has a gift… she has a gift… and we got an opportunity to expereince that. Amazing breakthroughs!"
Saran and Jonathan
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"It has been a great experience.. Marissa is awesome… she has been such a rock for us"
Kit and Chris
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"Marissa’s counseling has moved mountains for us. She was able to help us dig deep and identify where the roots of our issues were, where they came from, and she helped us connect the dots… and right now I feel beyond hopeful… I feel confident in our union"
Beverly and Derwin
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"We highly, highly recommend this.. even if you’re super distant or even on the verge of not being together because it definitely was so epic for us…Marissa’s therapy was awesome and really allowed us to break through."
Ana and Gabe