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Want to join our team?  We are looking to expand our programming and offer more services needed in the community.  We are looking for Licensed/credentialed people to provide an array of services for Children, Adolescents, and Adults.  We offer a commpetitve benefit package.  Salary is based on level of license/credentials.

Jennifer Jordan, Office Manager:  Jennifer Jordan has 10 years in the medical/mental health field working as an office manager and medical billing profession.  Jennifer also runs her own medical billing business.  She also has 15+ years in accounting and office management.  She brings a wealth and knowledge to our growing practice when it comes to behavioral health billing and its proper procedures, as well as having great customer services skills, and is always willing to help.  She is the proud mother of a 2015 Martinsburg High School graduate. In her spare time she loves to read, spend time with her family and four dogs.  

 

Mindy Selph, Receptionist:  Mindy attended Blue Ridge Community and obtained her phelbotomy certification.  She first began working in the helping field while working  and helping the Intellectually Disabled population.  It was then that Mindy knew she wanted to help others and sought employment in the Behavioral Health Field. Mindy has several years experience in an office setting. Mindy's personality, warm smile, and great customer care skills make her a natural in her position. Mindy is excited about heading the Human Rights committee here at Callahan Counseling Services.  Mindy is the mother of two amazing and beautiful daughters.  In her spare time, Mindy enjoys being with her children and family.

 

Peter J. Callahan, LICSW, ADC-S, MAC, CCFC, ICADC is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Licensed in West Virginia and Virginia. Peter is an Alcohol and Drug Counselor and is an active member of the WV Certification Board of Addiction and Prevention Professionals (WVCBAPP). Peter is also a Clinically Certified Forensics Counselor through the American College of Forensic Counselors.  He has been appointed to the West Virginia School of Medicine as a Clinical Instructor.   
Peter has developed numerous community-based programs and continues to work with local and state agencies.  He sits on several state committees to improve the quality of care for those in need. Peter has worked with many schools in the area as well as with a variety of authors in the mental health and addictions field. 
Peter has served on the West Virginia Certification Board of Addiction and Prevention Professionals (WVCBAPP) in many capacities, including, President, Treasurer, and Certification Chair.  Peter has also served proudly on the International Certification & Reciprocity Committee (IC&RC) Board. The IC&RC is the oversighting body of the WVCBAPP.  Peter served on the Executive Committee of the IC&RC Board as the Finance Chair member.  Peter is also on the Berkeley County Adult Drug Court Advisory Committee.  Peter recently joined the Board of the West Virginia Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors.


Education
West Virginia University: MSW


License, Certifications & Awards:
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
Alcohol Drug Counselor (ADC)
Clinically Certified Supervisor (CCS)
Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC)

Master Addiction Counselor (MAC
Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor (CCFC)


2014 Distinquished Service Award from the West Virginia Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (WVAADC).

Professional Activities and Memberships
WV Certification Board of Addiction and Prevention Professionals (WVCBAPP) (Past President) 
WV Assocation of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (WVAADAC)

International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)  Past Finance Committee Chair and former member of the Executive Committee
 

 

L. Douglas Houck, LPC, NCC, AADC  
Doug is a National Board Certified Counselor and he is a Licensed Professional Counselor an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of West Virginia.  He obtained his undergraduate RBA degree, with a concentration in Psychology, from Shepherd College and his Masters degree in Counseling from West Virginia University.  During his twenty-five years of clinical experience, he has worked in the community, hospital and private sectors providing mental health and addiction services.  His past experiences include working as the clinical director of a 24-bed adult addictions rehabilitation facility, serving as the administrator of a county-wide mental health clinic, coordinating a hospital-based intensive outpatient program, and practicing as a private practice clinician in Martinsburg, WV for six years.  Prior to entering the mental health and addictions field in 1989, Doug worked for Mack Trucks for seventeen years as a Materials Test Engineer.  Doug is a native of Martinsburg and he and his wife live locally.  

Education
West Virginia University: MA


License, Certifications & Awards:
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
National Board Certified Counselor (NCC)

Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor (AADC)
Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICAADC)

 

Giselle Perry, LPC, NCC, ALPS:  We are anxiously awaiting Giselle's employment here.  Giselle will be starting soon.   Giselle is a Licensed Professional Counselor in West Virginia and Virginia with more than 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors.  She attended Marshall University for undergraduate studies majoring in Psychology and Biology with a minor in Spanish Literature and later pursued a Masters of Education from George Mason University concentrating in Community Mental Health.    

Her clinical experience includes working with adults, children/adolescents, families and couples who struggle with a variety of issues including:  addiction, dual diagnosis, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma and other challenges.  Giselle is also a bilingual therapist able to provide therapy in Spanish.  She has a strong background and understanding of culturally sensitive issues such as acculturation and immigration. 

Giselle’s therapeutic philosophy tends to be gentle, natural and genuine, embracing the person as a whole - biologically, psychologically and socially.  Her approach to therapy is eclectic believing that there is no "one size fits all" modality to treatment.  She utilizes her experience and training and tailors an approach based on one’s current needs.  Giselle believes that therapy can be a tool to help individuals achieve growth, identify goals, work effectively toward those goals, and improve the overall quality of life. 

 Personal growth and change may be painless and prompt at times, but may also be slow and frustrating.  Clients are encouraged to comment or ask questions regarding progress, at any time. 

Education
Marshall Unibversity- Psychology, Biology, Minor in Spanish Literature
George Mason University - Master's of Education Mental Health 

Professional Activities and Memberships:


 

Ana Finney, MSW, LGSW: We welcome Ana to the clinical staff.  Ana has been working in the Mental Health Field for 15 years, helping teens, adults and families live better, more fulfilling lives.  Ana began her career working with adolescents struggling with substance use and living in transitional settings, such as Poplar Springs Hospital, Witz End Young Adult Outreach, and Grafton Schools.   Her career has included group and individual counseling with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness.  Ana also advocates for impoverished and homeless individuals/groups through creating and implementing community programs, as well as promoting and supporting social policies.  Ana has worked in orphanages and Romany camps in her country of origin, Romania.  She completed her internships in the Eastern Panhandle at Catholic Charities, Immanuel House, Faith Community Coalition for the Homeless and Jefferson County Coalition for the Homeless. Ana, under the supervision of Peter J. Callahan, LICSW, ADC-S, CCFC, will work with children ages six and up , families, and adults.  Ana has a caring and positive theraputic style that creates an enviornment for change.

Education
Shenandoah University- Bachelor of Music
West Virginia University - Master's of Social Work 

License, Certifications & Awards:
Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

Professional Activities and Memberships:
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) - Member
Catholic Charities of West Virginia - Regional Advisory, Council Member
Faith Community Coalition for the Homeless (FCCH) - Member and Authorized Representative

 

Brittanny Baum, MA, PLC  Brittanny graduated from Liberty University with a BS in Psychology, she then went on to pursue her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  Brittanny is a member of Psi Chi Honor Society.  Brittanny brings a vareity of experience to Callahan Counseling Services.  Brittanny has gained valueable knowledge working with children and adolescents in an inpatient setting.  Brittanny has worked with single mothers in a maternity home and court ordered clients struggling with addictions in an out-patient setting. Brittanny enjoys spending time gardening with her husband and two adorable children.  

Education

Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA - MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA - BS Psychology 
 

Susan Callahan, MSW, LGSW  ASO Coordinator   Susan joined the Callahan Counseling Services team in 2013 as a Parent Coach and Mentor, where she provides education, practical life skills, and support to families involved in the child protective system.  Prior to joining our team Susan had 23 years experience working with the public, most recently working with distressed homeowners to prevent foreclosure of their homes.  She holds a BA from Shepherd University in Liberal Arts with a concentration in History and Art and an Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from West Virginia Eberly School of Social Work.

Susan is the mother of three boys. She is an active member of the community where she holds seats on boards of the Shenandoah Women’s Center and the charitable organization, Saint Vincent DePaul Society.  Susan also volunteers at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, MD.

Education
Shenandoah University - Bachelor of Arts
West Virginia University - Master's of Social Work 

License, Certifications & Awards:
Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)

Professional Activities and Memberships:
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) - Member
Phi Alpha Honor Society

 

AJ (Amanda) Huffman, MA, PLC. We are anxiously awaiting AJ's employment here.  AJ will be starting soon.  AJ obtained her Communication Studies degree from West Virginia University and went on to complete her Masters of Professional Counseling through Liberty University.  AJ is grateful for the unique and varied clinical experiences she has had under the supervision of her seasoned and wise supervisior, Giselle Perry, LPC, NCC, ALPS.  AJ has experience working with groups and individuals with adults, young children and adolescents, and couples.  She also does individual work with those popultaions.  Her time in the community health enviornment allowed her to experience the work of intergrated medicine and how working as a treatment team with physicians and professionals of various disciplines optimally serves the clients and their families.  Working alongside the director of the Loudoun County Health Department gave AJ program design experience and fed her passion for educatiing and motivating children and their families to choose wellness in the most challenging circumstances.  Her experience as a fitness professional has heightened her awareness  of the importance of total wellness including the mind, body, emotions, and spiritualitty.

While admittedly, her favorite job is being a Mommy to her two sons, AJ is grateful for any opportunity to provide a safe space for people to grow; allowing them to reflect on their goals and empowering them to be the expert of their own lives.

AJ is excited to be apart of the team at Callahan Counseling Services and looks forward to many years in this helping profession that she dearly loves.

Education

West Virginia University - Communications
Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA - MA Professional Counseling 

Kevin Topper, BA, Case Manger  Kevin is a recent graduate from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. He comes with experience in working with Adult Offenders. Kevin is an intergal part of our Adult Drug Court Program.  Kevin will bring a positive attitude to help connect our clients with outside resources. Kevin lives in Harpers Ferry and in his spare time enjoys playing sports and being outdoors.  

Education

West Virginia University - BS Criminal Justice

 

Joann Christian, BS,     Callahan Counseling Services is pleased to welcome back Joann.  Joann began her internship with us and has now returned as part of our team.  Joann continues to grow in her field.  Joann is working towards her certification as an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the WV Certification Board of Addiction Prevention Professionals.

Joann brings to Callahan Counseling Services experience as a case manager and group facilitator with her previous work at the Jefferson County Day Report Center.  Joann enjoys working with the referrals from the Magistrate, Circuit Court, and Adult Drug Courts.  She is experienced in group facilitation for the offender population.

Joann is a member of the Eastern Panhandle Adult Drug Court Treatment Team.  Joann is also the recipiant of the 2016 WVAADAC New Frontier Award, a well earned award given to outstanding service by a new professionals in the addiction counseling field.  Joann is also proud of her life achivement as a mother to her son.

Education
Liberty University - Currently seeking MA in Addiction and Recovery (May 2017)
Shepherd University - BS Business Administration

Licenses, Certifications, Awards

2016 WVAADAC New Frontier Award Recipient
Motivation Interviewing

Certified Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT)

Professional Activities and Memberships

Jefferson County Criminal Justice Board
Member of Eastern Panhandle Adult Drug Court Treatment Team 
WVAADAC
NAADAC 

Steve Harris, Parent Coach, DUI Instructor    Steve joined our team as a parent caoch with our ASO Services. Before exanding out into our DUI Services, Steve offers over 25 years of experience of providing individual and group counseling that address issues suchas Substance Use Disorders, life skills, and anger management.  He has been a qualified mental health professional for the past five years, providing direct individual clinical counseling for both adults and children who have a diagnosis of mental illness or behavioral disorder.  Steve  is a strong advocate of the principles of evidence based practice and promoting internal change within the client.  

Education
Pennsylania State University - BS in Administration of Justice


Kristy Cook, MSW, LGSW, AADC    Callahan Counseling Services is lucky to have Kristy on retainer.  She is ready to sit for her test and be fully licensed. Kristy holds a Masters in Social Work and graduated magna cumlaude from Fordham University in 2007. She has worked for 10 years with Children and Families. Kristy has experience working with addictions.  Kristy currently works at the WV VAMC in Martinsburg working with PTSD and other combat related disorders. We are proud of Kristy's recent passing of her West Virginia Board of Certification Board of Addictions Prevention Proffesional exam of Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC).

Education
Mount Saint Mary's College - Bachelor of Science Human Services
Fordham University - Master's of Social Work (magna cumlaude)

Licenses, Certifications, Awards

Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor - AADC

 

 Nick Graves   Driver:     Nick is on break from his studies at West Virginia Univerity.  Nick is a voice over actor and studying theater.


Education
Hedgesville High School  - High School Diploma


Licenses, Certifications, Awards

West Virginia Drivers
 

 
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