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Left: Mahleah Calderon Henes, MSW, LCSW, SAC-IT and Right: Mary Harvey, MSE, LPC, CSAC


“Horses change lives. They give our young people confidence and self-esteem. They provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls – they give us HOPE!” – Toni Robinson


Mary Harvey

Mary received her Master’s of Science degree in Adult Education with a concentration in Human Services from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville in 2010. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor. A lifelong animal lover, Mary discovered “horse power” while traversing her own personal journey of recovery. Before establishing Honey Creek Counseling and Recovery Services in 2014, Mary worked in both clinical and managerial roles in outpatient private practice. Mary also formerly supervised a specialized team providing crisis services to intellectually and/or developmentally disabled citizens of Milwaukee County. Mary has been certified in the EAGALA model of equine-assisted psychotherapy and learning since 2013 and currently serves as the coordinator for EAGALA’s South Central, WI networking group. Clinical areas of interest include trauma, anxiety disorders, and substance use disorders. Mary works as one of Honey Creek’s mental health professionals.

Mahleah Calderon Henes

Mahleah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Substance Abuse Counselor-In Training. Since graduating with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of WI, Milwaukee in 1998, she has been working primarily with adolescents and young adults struggling with PTSD, suicidal ideation, depression, and anxiety. She has provided services for several years to consumers enrolled in Milwaukee County programs such as Wraparound and Comprehensive Community Services. Mahleah was first certified in the EAGALA model of equine-assisted psychotherapy and learning in 2002 and has several years’ experience utilizing equines to address a variety of mental health diagnoses. Mahleah is passionate about the impact horses can have with helping people on their recovery journey and works with Honey Creek Counseling as a mental health professional.

Left to Right: Molly Kenast, Jennifer Pape, Becca John

Jennifer Pape

Jennifer Pape has over 20 years’ experience working with horses. She is the founder and executive director of Willow Creek Ranch, a therapeutic riding center for children and adults with individuals with special needs. She has experience working with individuals with varying degrees of autism, traumatic brain injury, and other types of cognitive and physical challenges. Jennifer is a PATH International certified therapeutic riding instructor and has been EAGALA certified since 2014. She works with Honey Creek Counseling as an equine specialist.

Molly Kenast

 For as long as Molly can remember she has had a passion for anything and everything involving horses. As a result, she took advantage of every opportunity presented to her to work with equines throughout her life. Over the past 20 years, Molly has worked (and played!) with dozens of different horses in a variety of different settings, including in arenas, on the road, and on the trails. Molly has experience working with horses on the ground, in the saddle, and driving a carriage. She has lived and worked with horses in various states, including Utah, Kansas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Molly’s specific training and experience in the horse industry includes three years of riding lessons, six years working as a driver for two different horse-drawn carriage companies, and working as head wrangler at a summer camp for three summers. In 2015, Molly began volunteering at Willow Creek Ranch where she subsequently met Mary and joined the Honey Creek team as an equine specialist. Molly became EAGALA certified in the spring of 2018.

Becca John

Becca has been interested in horses all of her life. She became a lifelong enthusiast, when at 9 years old, she received her first horse as a Christmas gift. Becca has been involved with horses in one fashion or another for the past 30 years and currently owns a rescued mare that she adopted from the WI Humane Society in Madison. Becca’s experience also includes working for 15 years as a para-educator for the Hartland School District. Becca is a PATH International certified therapeutic riding instructor and became EAGALA certified in 2016. She works with Honey Creek Counseling as an equine specialist.



34801 Academy Rd
Burlington, WI 53105

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