Karen Mahan LCSW dba

Transitions Equine, LLC

The Staff


Karen Mahan, LCSW, EAGALA trained and certified EAP-1 is the founder of Transitions. She alternates between roles as psychotherapist and horse professional. Horse experience is over 30 years including horse ownership, showing, instructing riding, horse keeping, and work with professional trainers in hunter and dressage disciplines. Karen is thrilled to bring her love for horses to her profession as a psychotherapist as she knows from personal experience about the healing nature of being in the company of horses.

Mahleah Henes Caldarone has 13 years of experience with horse ownership and riding including endurance, dressage and hunt.  Currently, Mahleah enjoys riding the Kettle Moraine trails with her 22 year old Arab Megan and lessoning on her Paint Hero in dressage. She has been EAGALA certified and practicing EAP since 2002.  Mahleah alternates between roles of psychotherapist and horse specialist. She has extensive experience working with families involved in Wraparound Milwaukee, treatment foster care, day treatment and individual and group therapy. Working with teens and children in grief/loss issues and sexual, physical and emotional abuse histories are areas in which she has specialized.

Robin Guayasamin-Salerno, EAGALA trained, joins Transitions as a Horse Specialist.  She has a combined 17-year background in riding, training, and horse ownership. She also holds an M.M. in Opera Performance, a B. A. in Music Education, is an ordained Spiritualist minister, and is a certified Reiki Master/Instructor, Third Degree.  Robin has travelled throughout New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington D.C. and Toronto, Canada performing and teaching classes in healing, meditation, mediumship and native-American beliefs.  Robin returned 4 years ago to horses and their healing ability and adds her knowledge and experience to the Transitions program.