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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 11 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.  


Lisa Melcher, Receptionist:  Lisa is busy person, we are happy to share her time at Callahan Counseling Services.  Lisa attends Blue Ridge Community & Technical College and will graduate with an Associate Degree in Business.  Her favorite classes are Intro Psychology, Abnormal Psychology & Social Psychology of Substance Abuse.  Most importantly, Lisa is a founding member of The Hope Dealers.

“I fought addiction alongside my daughter who battled a 10 year heroin addiction.  Recently our family was blessed with Christina having 78 days clean…. However, she used once again and fentanyl intoxication took her life on May 17th 2017.”

Lisa’s mission is to continue to raise awareness and promote education regarding addiction and to raise her grandson to the very best of her ability.  “Prayerfully, my experiences will offer encouragement, courage and perseverance to others.”  Lisa wants to remind people THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE!

Aside from Lisa’s strength and life experiences, Lisa also has 10 years of office management experience- Expertise in computerized bookkeeping, accounting and payroll.

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.


Sarah Richards, Receptionist:  Sarah is currently attending Liberty University Online to obtain her degree in paralegal studies with a minor in communications.   Sarah first began working in an office enviornment at an early age and has gained a lot of experience over the past few years.  Sarah brings a positive and caring energy to our practice.  She is passionate about the work that she does.  Sarah is looking forward to a future here at Callahan Counseling Services.

Sarah is the proud mom of a bouncing baby boy.  In Sarah's spare time, she likes to spend time with family and read. 


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.

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.  

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. 

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.

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, Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor - 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.  


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

Susan Callahan, MSW, LGSW   Susan is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker.  She provides skillful and caring psychotherapy for adults and adolescents.  Susan's area of interest include grief and loss, depression and anxiety disorders, as well as, relationship and parent guidance.

Trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) tecniques, Susan works to create a respectful and supportive environment in which clients of any age feel listened to and supported as they navigate whatever challenges they are facing.

Susan's approach is primarily client centered and strength based, incorporating various modalities such as, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or Solution Focused Therpay, depending on the needs of the client.  She assists clients in alleviating troubling symptoms and understanding the underlying causes of these symptoms, developing a more empowered sense of themselves.

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.

Shepherd 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



Joann Christian, MA, Addictions Specialist, Forensic Counselor - In Service   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 - MA in Addiction and Recovery 
Shepherd University - BS Business Administration

Licenses, Certifications, Awards

Forensic Counselor: In Service (FC-IS)

2016 WVAADAC New Frontier Award Recipient
Motivation Interviewing

Certified Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)

Professional Activities and Memberships

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

Gabrielle Iden, BA, Adult Drug Court Case Manager:  Gabi has been working in the Mental Health Field since she graduated from Shepherd University in 2014.  Gabi started her career working with teenage boys who struggled with behavioral and mental health problems in residential treatment at North Spring Behavioral Healthcare.  After working in residential care Gabi moved on to work with teenagers in the school setting as a Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselor.  During Gabi’s internship over the summer at Callahan Counseling Services she was exposed to the Intensive Out Patient program as well as the DUI programs and found a calling for substance abuse focused treatment in our community.  Gabi has been working as the case manager for the Adult Drug Court program full time since August and helps link other clientele to resources in the community as needed.  Gabi is very passionate about Drug Court and works hard to help the clients meet their goals.

Shepherd University- Psychology BA
West Virginia University - Masters of Social Work (Expected-May 2019)  

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.  

Pennsylania State University - BS in Administration of Justice

Sam Hahn:  When Sam isn't driving for CCS, he enjoys his side hustles as a part time snowboard instructor at White Tail Ski Resort. Sam also works as a part time production assistant for fiveam Productions.  Sam attended and was graduated from Hedgesville Highschool and James Rumsey Tecnical Institute.  Sam enjoys his ministry of the creative and production team for Hedgesville Church.   

Hedgesville High School  - High School Diploma 

Licenses, Certifications, Awards
West Virginia Drivers 


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

Hedgesville High School  - High School Diploma

Licenses, Certifications, Awards
West Virginia Drivers 

Non-Discrimination Policy

Callahan Counseling Services, does not exclude, deny services to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the ground of race, color, gender identification, national origin, or on the basis of disability or age in admission to, participation in or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs, activities and employment, whether carried out by Callahan Counseling Services directly or through a contractor or another entity with which Callahan Counseling Services arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

This statement is in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued pursuant to these statutes at Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 80, 84 and 91.


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