Peter J. Callahan, LICSW, ADC-S, 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 oversiting 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.
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)
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)
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.
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)
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.
Shenandoah University- Bachelor of Music
West Virginia University - Master's of Social Work
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, (Intern Supervised) is a currently pursuing her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University. Brittanny graduated from Liberty University with a BS in Psychology, and is a member of Psi Chi Honor Society. Brittanny brings a vareity of experience to Callahan Counseling Services. Brittanny has gained valueable expereince working with children and adolescents in an inpatient setting, 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.
Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA - MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA - BS Psychology
Psi Chi Honor Society
Kevin Topper 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.
West Virginia University - BS Criminal Justice
Susan Callahan, BA 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. Susan has been attending the cohort through West Virginia University School of Social Work and is currently working towards her Master's Degree in Social Work. Currently, Susan is excited to start her Internship at Catholic Charities.
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.
Shenandoah University - Bachelor of Arts
West Virginia University - Master's of Social Work (Currently attending)
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.
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
Professional Activities and Memberships
Jefferson County Criminal Justice Board
Member of Eastern Panhandle Adult Drug Court Treatment Team
Heather Klockmann, AA, BA: Callahan Counseling Services welcomes back Heather as a Parent Coach and Mentor providing education, practical life skills, and support to families involved in the child protective services. Heather joined our team in 2014 and left to pursue educational goals. Heather has served as a CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocate for Berkeley and Morgan Counties. Heather worked as a Direct Worker serving 50 at-risk youth in a residential setting providing mentoring group and individual therapies, and applying de-escalation and crisis intervention techniques when necessary.
Heather has served on many communities and groups across the country at various military installations, while serving as a military spouse of a career military serviceman. West Virginia is where her family has chossen to settle and grow their roots. Heather has taken this opportunity to continue her education. She has obtained her AA in Criminal Justice, her BS in Forensic Investigation from Mountain State University. Heather is currently enrolled in West Virginia University School of Social Work.
West Virginia University - Master's Social Work Degree (expected to graduate in May 2017)
Mountain State University - BS Forensic Investigations
.Judy Ott, LSW Has been involved with helping families gain the knowledge and skills to live a better quality of life for many years. Judy came to Callahan Counseling Services affter she retired from West Virginia Depart of Health and Human Services.
Kristy Cook, MSW, LGSW, AADC Callahan Counseling Services is lucky to have Kristy completing her hours for licensure. Kristy is doing fantastic in the DUI program. Kristy, a Masters in Social Work 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 Certification Board of Addictions Prevention Proffesional exam of Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC).
Mount Saint Mary's College - Bachelor of Science Human Services
Fordham University - Master's of Social Work (magna cumlaude)
James Boyd Callahan Counseling Services is excited to welcome James to the Callahan Team. James offers wisdom and insights during client transport. James is also a Community Activist against drug addictions. James has gained a variety of experience duing his life's journey.