Human Services Council Staff

Ingrid Pasten

Ingrid Pasten. LMSW, RPT

Child & Family Therapist

About Ingrid Pasten

We are thrilled to have Ingrid Pasten as our Child & Family Therapist, bringing over 15 years of experience working with clients who have been sexually abused. With a warm personality and multi-cultural expertise, Ingrid combines her knowledge in child abuse with a wealth of experience in various modalities. We are particularly proud to have her on our team because she is a Registered Play Therapist (RPT), has completed Level 1 EMDR training, and is Certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). These certifications enable her to provide a highly effective and gentle approach to therapy, making our process very approachable and non-invasive. Ingrid’s expertise ensures that our clients receive the highest quality care, always prioritizing the protection and well-being of the child.


  • MSW, Fordham University School of Social Work
  • BA in Social Work and Psychology, Sacred Heart University


  • Child & Family Therapist, Children’s Connection (2016 – present)
  • Bilingual Social Worker, Kids in Crisis (previous)
  • Counselor, The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education (previous)

About Ingrid

Ingrid’s multicultural background, born in Chile and residing in the U.S. for over 15 years, brings a unique perspective to her work. Her commitment to healing and recovery is reflected in her dedication to supporting clients who have experienced sexual abuse. With a decade of expertise in this field, Ingrid’s compassionate and culturally sensitive approach enriches the therapeutic environment for those she serves.

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