Mentors - EAGALA

Ray Anschel

Ray was a teacher of writing and literature for 40 years and served in numerous educational leadership roles. He holds a Master’s Degree and was the recipient of Normandale College’s Teacher of the Year Award and the University of Texas’s National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Award for Excellence (NISOD). Ray is Advanced Certified and has facilitated Eagala sessions for 13 years in Minnesota (Acres for Life, Park Avenue, HOPE Ranch). He has been… Read Full Post


Debra Farber

Debra is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of New Jersey and a National Certified Counselor. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts from Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey; a Master’s in Communication and Information Studies from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey; and a Master’s in Counseling from Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey. First certified by EAGALA IN 2009 and Advance Certified in 2012, some of her participants in equine assisted services have included:… Read Full Post




Patti Mandrell

Patti Mandrell, M.Ed, LPC is cofounder and Executive Director of Refuge Services in Lubbock, Texas. Prior, Patti served as Program Director for a residential treatment center for girls with eating disorders in south Texas. Patti was the first professional counselor to be nationally certified in Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) in the state of Texas, and she and her husband, Randy, were among the first group to reach highest training status within EAP in the country. She… Read Full Post


Randy Mandrell

Randy Mandrell is co-founder and Director of Equine Services with Refuge Services of Lubbock, Texas. He is the first horse professional to offer Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy services on an outpatient basis in partnership with professional counselors in the state of Texas and has incorporated Eagala model work into his business for going on 22 years now. Randy has over 40 years of experience with horses, including 25 years as a professional horse trainer and farrier. Randy… Read Full Post



Patti Schlough

Patti Schlough, M.Ed LPC (PA) LCPC (MD) is the founder of PEACE,LLC in Red Lion Pennsylvania. Patti received her master’s degree in counseling from Loyola University in Baltimore MD and completed her post- grad work in Spiritual and Existential Counseling and Therapy from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Md. Patti has been a lifelong horsewoman and became certified with EAGALA in 2004 as both an MH and an ES. She completed her Advanced EAGALA Certification… Read Full Post