Meet the Founder
Marissa Nelson is the CEO and Founder of Fertility Haven. She is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), Certified Sex Therapist (CST) and Certified Sexuality Educator (CSE), TEDx Speaker and Facilitator for the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Women's Business Circle. In 2023, Marissa was also named Washington Innovate's Top 100 Innovators.
Marissa has been a practicing therapist helping individuals and couples for the past decade. Her focus on reproductive mental health stems from her love of therapeutic work and her own experience with infertility and IVF. She chose to transform her pain into purpose by speaking on mental health panels at fertility conferences and creating reproductive mental health educational programs and content for leading fertility providers - such as Kindbody, Fertility Out Loud, Maven and many more.
Marissa holds a Master's degree in Education Entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Master's in Marriage & Family Therapy from Drexel University and a B.S. in Sociology from Florida State University. She earned her Certificate in Sexual Health & Sex Therapy from the University of Michigan. She is a member of American Association of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), Resolve: The National Infertility Association, American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists (AASECT) and American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (AAMFT). Marissa lives with her husband and daughter in Washington, D.C.