Our Services & Our Team
Equine-Assisted PsychoTherapy & Counseling (EAP)
Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL)
Alcohol, Addiction & Recovery (age 10+)
Equine-Assisted Communication (STRIDES©)
Equine-Assisted Physical & Occupational Therapy
PATH Intl. Instruction (coming Spring 2020)
Adaptive Riding Lessons
Workshops & Seminars
Collaborative Projects with School Districts
Collaborative Projects with County Agencies
Collaborative Research Projects with Universities
Walk/Talk Therapy (Let's go for a hike!)
Expressive Arts (Art Therapy, Yoga, more)
PROFESSIONAL & CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT
Group Team Building
Workforce & Skills Training
DAY CAMPS & RETREATS
Outdoor Education & Nature Programs
Restorative Retreats (mind/body wellness)
Founder & CEO
Cat Markosky is a certified Equine Specialist (ES) through EAGALA, with more than 12 years working with horses and humans in an alternative treatment setting. Cat is also the General Manager of the Ligonier Therapeutic Center and the Founder and CEO of STAT Inc. With two of her own children having special needs, Cat understands the struggles families have in finding valuable therapy services that focus on meaningful outcomes.
Here at the LTC, our professional team provides services to help people with various physical and emotional challenges. Veterans, children with physical handicaps or who have experienced trauma, at risk adolescents, children in foster care or out of home placement, and individuals challenged with addiction treatment and recovery. STAT can customize programs to meet specific needs or personal goals.
When you come to the Ligonier Therapeutic Center you will feel the difference. It is a place you can come, bring your family or come alone, heal and relax at your pace, work on specific goals or just experience peace.
Amanda Orvosh, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Mandy is a Board Certified Professional Counselor who utilizes a collaborative approach to treatment which is trauma-informed, client-centered, strengths-based and solution oriented. Mandy strives to create a space where clients can share their story and engage in an experiential learning process within the realm of practice of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL), using the EAGALA Model. Mandy is passionate about this experiential modality of mental health treatment which incorporates horses in a variety of activities to stimulate emotional growth and learning, with the belief that clients have the best solutions for themselves if given an opportunity to discover them. Clients are encouraged to take some risks and step outside of their comfort zone within the constructs of a safe, therapeutic environment so that they can acquire new skills that can be practiced in the arena and applied to life events and situations outside the arena. This type of therapeutic experience helps clients to discover long-term solutions. Mandy earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania; she is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and an EAGALA certified MH and dual ES.
Tammy Kogut, MA, SFW
Tammy brings more than 30 years of experience in mental health, addictions, and Christian counseling .She has worked with all ages; individuals, couples, and groups. Tammy is credentialed in Family Development through Cornell University, certified in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy for Clinical Practice, certified in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder curriculum as used in Residential
Treatment Facilities and is an experienced group facilitator, supervisor, and trainer in multiple industries. Tammy is also a Veteran of Desert Storm, served as an Intelligence Officer for the USAF for 10 years.
Alyssia Marshall, MOT, OTR/L
Alyssia is an Occupational Therapist who has a special interest in utilizing equine movement as a treatment intervention. Alyssia earned her Master of Occupational Therapy in 2015 from Saint Francis University and received her American Hippotherapy Association Level 1 certification in May 2017. She is excited to have the opportunity to combine her passion of providing therapeutic services with her lifelong love of and her experience with horses.
Teresa Jerome, MS, BSC
Teresa is a licensed Behavioral Specialist, with her MS in Developmental Psychology. Teresa has a background in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and holds more than 30 certifications from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, to include: Trauma-Focused CBT with Childhood Traumatic Grief, Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency (for Complexly Traumatized Youth), Family Resilience, Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma with Children to name only a few. Teresa is not only a professional in the field of pediatric mental health but she is also a parent of 3 children she adopted who have experienced childhood trauma; she has first hand parental perspective along with her clinical experience.