Carol Mascarenhas Therapy

Carol Mascarenhas Therapy


carol@cm-therapist.com    720.507.3949    www.cm-therapist.com

4340 East Kentucky Avenue #335, Glendale, Colorado, 80246


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About Carol

I received my Master's of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Regis University in 2016.  I am a Registered Psychotherapist through the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) and a Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate with the State of Colorado.   I have received advanced Sex Offender therapy training through the Sex Offense Management Board.   

As a Denver native and first generation to East Indian parents, I was raised seeing my parents struggle with cultural differences.  Despite both of them being raised in the same area of India, their mindsets about marriage and parenthood were starkly different. I never witnessed them sitting down to talk about these struggles, but rather, they seemed to view their relationship as what was to be expected.  As I witnessed this relationship dynamic, I learned the importance of bringing differences to the forefront. 

I have extensive experience working with clients who have experienced trauma, oppression, addiction, relationship issues, mental health conditions, and sexual issues. I am passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families from all cultures, sexual orientation, and relationship dynamic.  

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Licenses & Certifications

  • Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

  •  MFTC (Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate) 

  • Registered Psychotherapist

  • Colorado Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Secretary

  • Advanced Sex Offender Management Training 2017

  • Trauma Informed Care Certification 2018

  • Level 1 Relational Life Couples Therapy (anticipated completion August 2018)

 
 
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Approach and specialties

 

We all get so many messages about who we are supposed to be from family, friends, and society. It can get overwhelming and confusing at times.  Relationships add the dynamic of bringing two people with these multi-faceted identities together, therefore, it’s only natural for relationship issues to arise.  I truly believe that the first step is bringing these different belief systems to the table and seeing where the disconnections are before determining what shifts need to be made.  I help my clients understand the importance and the meaning behind their struggles and fights. I work with them to examine their beliefs through a wider lens in order to see where they are conflicting with their partner’s beliefs and develop a plan to shift from their gridlocks without losing themselves. I am here to help my clients make sense of why and how they are operating within their relationships, while also providing them space to negotiate different options for different outcomes. 

I love being a Marriage and Family Therapist because it looks at the many influences throughout a person's life that have made them who they are rather than jumping to any conclusions about them.  Therapy can be intimidating, but in my eyes, the Marriage and Family Therapy approach is less shaming by externalizing a person's life in a way that can be understood more easily.  I strive to help each of my clients get develop the life and relationships that they truly want.

  "As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has—or ever will have—something inside that is unique to all time. It’s our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression.”  

~Mr. Fred Rogers

 

 

Age & Modalities 

  • My practice is inclusive of all genders, races, and relationships.
  • Adults (18+)
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups

Treatment approaches

  • Strength Based
  • Trauma Focused

specialties

  • cultural exploration
  • intimacy issues
  • trauma
  • masculine and feminine roles
  • shame and guilt
  • privilege and oppression

 

  • social justice
  • family conflict
  • infidelity
  • relationship issues
  • grief
  • premarital counseling
 
 
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Therapy Services

 

60 Minute individual sessions

 

60 Minute couples sessions

 

90 minute family/group sessions

 

victim's compensation

I am in the approval process to accept Victim's Compensation. 

Fees

I aim to be both a sustainable and accessible practice.  If pricing is a barrier, reduced rates are available.  I accept cash, check, or credit card and payment is due at the time of service.   I do not currently accept insurance; however, invoices can be provided. 

 

 

house visits

There are circumstances that make it difficult to get to my therapy office.  I am able to make visits to hospices, the elderly, and those with illnesses, disabilities, or circumstances that hinder transportation.  Please communicate your situation with me so that arrangements or referrals can be made.

 

 
 
 
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resources

Organizations

Colorado Crisis Services  http://coloradocrisisservices.org  1-844-493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255

The Blue Bench  http://thebluebench.org 303-329-9922 and 24 Hour Sexual Assault Hotline 303-322-7273

Wings Foundation https://www.wingsfound.org

Suicide Prevention Hotline http://www.suicide.org/hotlines/colorado-suicide-hotlines.html

Books and Websites

In process

 
 
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CONTACT carol

My office is located in Glendale, Colorado, just off of Colorado Boulevard and Kentucky Avenue.  My office is inside the Workshops Building, which has a secure entrance and free parking.  

To contact me, please email carol@cm-therapist.com or call me at 720.507.3949.