"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

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Carol is passionated about working with clients to explore the following concerns:

  • Relationship issues
  • Premarital counseling
  • intimacy issues
  • Trauma
  • Grief/Loss
  • Gender identity and sexual orientation exploration
  • Shame and guilt
  • Privilege and oppression
  • Cultural Exploration
  • Family/Couples in Conflict

Education & Credentials

Carol Mascarenhas, MFTC

Denver Individual Therapist, Relationship Therapist, Couples & Marriage Counselor

Carol's Office - 4340 East Kentucky Avenue. #335. Glendale, Colorado, 80246

My name is Carol Mascarenhas and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate and Registered Psychotherapist.  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.  

As a Denver native and first generation to East Indian parents, I was raised seeing my parents struggle with cultural differences.  They had an arranged marriage, and it was evident that they would not have chosen each other if they had a love marriage. 

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.  I saw how their relationship became less connected and affectionate. As I witnessed this relationship dynamic, I learned the importance of bringing differences to the forefront. 

Denver Couples & Marriage Counselor Commitment to help you get the relationship that you want and the life that you deserve.

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. 

And while it’s natural, I truly believe that bringing these different belief systems to the table and seeing where the disconnections are is the first step to determining what shifts need to be made.  As a therapist, I help my clients understand the importance and the meaning behind their struggles and fights. I work with them to put their beliefs on the table 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 felt less shaming and externalized a person's life in a way that could be understood more easily.  I look forward to working with you to get the relationship that you want. 

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