OUR TEAM

Our Team

We want to welcome Edward Varner and Danielle O’Neil to our team this year!

Tom A. Biller, Ed. D., FICPPM/FACAPP/FSICPP

Tom A. Biller, Ed. D., FICPPM/FACAPP/FSICPP

Clinical and Counseling Health Service Provider Psychologist

Dr. Tom Biller has been providing psychological services to residents in or near Cleveland since 1976. He enjoys interacting with people and helping them solve problems.  Dr. Biller has training in Psychoanalytic Theory, Rogerian Person Centered Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Existential Therapy and Gestalt Therapy. Further, he has worked with a multitude of types of people and problems. He was chief psychologist at a maximum-security juvenile correctional facility for 21 years providing assessments, therapy and staff consultation to the A&D Program and he directed the Sex Offender Treatment Program there for 5 years. In addition, Dr. Biller directed psychological services for a pain management program at East Ridge Hospital for 20 years with Richard Donaldson, MD orthopedic surgeon.  He also directed a child abuse treatment and prevention agency for 36 years. He has specialty training in psychopharmacology, biofeedback and relaxation training. Dr. Biller does individual therapy with older children up to and including mature adults. He has training in PTSD care and assessment. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, he works with traditional and blended families. His forensic training allows him to provide parenting assessments, child custody evaluations, competency to stand trial assessments, disability assessments and various professional court related services.

Dr. Tom Biller’s Credentials:

Tom A. Biller, Ed. D., FICPPM/FACAPP/FSICPP

Clinical and Counseling Health Service Provider Psychologist/Licensed Professional Counselor/Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/Board Certified Master Diplomate-Fellow in Psychopharmacology of the Prescribing Psychologists’ Register/Fellow American College of Advanced Practice Psychologists/Diplomate-Fellow in Forensic Psychology by the International College of Professional Psychology and the Prescribing Psychologist’s Register

Dr. Biller is the author of three books, including: Simple Object Lessons for Children101 Therapeutic Illustrations and Devotionals, and A Christian Guide to Psychiatric Medication.

Benjamin J. Biller, M.S.

Benjamin J. Biller, M.S.

Senior Psychological Examiner

Benjamin Biller has practiced for over 17 years in Cleveland, Tennessee.  He provides a broad range of psychometric testing including but not limited to: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders, IQ testing, Learning disorders, Parenting assessments, Memory assessments, Personality profiles, Pain disorders, Aptitudes, Job placements, Fitness-For-Duty evaluations, Alcohol and Drug assessments, Psychosexual batteries, Projective testing, Reality orientation, and others in private practice setting.  He also provides psychotherapy counseling for a myriad of problems and diagnoses.

Benjamin has received numerous post-graduate training hours in a variety of specialties and has served on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Psychological Association.  Further, Benjamin is a Licensed Court Mediator in the state of Tennessee. He has hosted numerous training seminars on a variety of behavioral health topics and has taught to large groups of people on numerous occasions in a variety of professional settings.  Benjamin is specially trained through the state of Tennessee in Domestic Violence and ran one of the only state certified programs in the East Tennessee Region for many years. He is available for private services or contract.

Benjamin is a married father of two.  His family attends Stanfield Baptist Church.  He enjoys outdoor sports, playing musical instruments, and assorted motorsports.

Edward “Butch” Varner, D.Min., TLPC

Edward “Butch” Varner, D.Min., TLPC

Counselor

Dr. Butch Varner is a retired Army Chaplain. He has been doing counseling for over 25 years. Dr. Varner’s training is in Psychoanalytic Theory, Rogerian Person Centered Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Existential Therapy and Gestalt Therapy. Further, he has worked with a multitude of types of people and problems.  Dr. Varner did several Clinical internships in Cleveland, TN with Dr. Biller as well as a Neuropsychological Internship with Dr. William VanHorn. 

 Dr. Varner teaches Psychology at Miller-Motte Technical College in Chattanooga, TN as well as Bethel University in their online College of Professional Studies.  He also guest lectures at the Asian School of Christian Ministries in Manila, Philippines. Dr. Varner also frequently does training with Pastors and Christian Leaders in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Varner speaks Japanese as well as English. 

 Dr. Varner has a Bachelor’s Degree from Lee University, Cleveland, TN, a Master of Divinity from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary, Cleveland, TN, as well as a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Doctorate of Ministry in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, TN.  Doctor Varner is Married to Jenny Manning Varner and has two adult sons in College. 

Danielle O'Neil

Danielle O'Neil

Play Therapist

Danielle is a Child, Adolescent, Family Therapist, and Play Therapist specializing in Child-Centered Play Therapy.

Danielle earned her Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with a certificate in Child and Adolescent Therapy. Her theoretical orientation is rooted in Family systems and systemic thinking. Whether working with a child, adolescent, parents or family her case conceptualization begins with examining the elements of family functioning, family relationships, and family identity.

Danielle’s clinical experience includes work in private practice in Marietta, facilitating DBT groups, and as a therapist at the Hope Counseling Center in Atlanta where she worked with individuals, children, couples, and families.

Before becoming a Child, Adolescent, and Family Therapist, Danielle studied Theology at Lee University. Out of her study of God, her natural love for people grew which inspired her to pursue counseling where she would have the opportunity to partner with families to help facilitate health and wholeness. She also worked closely with families as a volunteer at a pregnancy center and an in home child-care provider.

Individuals describe Danielle as warm, energetic, caring, and collaborative. From Danielle’s perspective, counseling at its core is an experience of freedom and restoration.

Abigail Holt-Jennings, MA

Abigail Holt-Jennings, MA

Therapist

*Video sessions available. Please request when making an appointment*

Abigail received her bachelor’s degree from Lee University and has her Masters in Mental Health Counselingm &Marriage/Family therapy from the Theological Seminary in Cleveland, TN. She is currently in a Doctoral Program in Counseling and Traumatology at Liberty University. Abigail is also a life coach who loves to motivate, encourage, and empower others to reach their full potential in life, career, and family goals.  She is an author, speaker, teacher, and a certified trainer and leader in the fitness & wellness industry for the past 18 years. 

Abigail is passionate about helping others connect deeper to God, themselves, and others. She has worked extensively with people of various age groups individually, with couples and families, and in group therapy. Abigail’s focus areas include various degrees of trauma therapy including post-traumatic stress disorder, grief and recovery counseling, pre-marital, marital, re-marital, divorce care recovery counseling, single “desiring to be married” counseling, family counseling, integrating blended family counseling, communication and boundary issues, pastoral/Biblical counseling, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, bipolar, substance abuse, food addiction/disorder counseling, suicide prevention, crisis prevention counseling, sexual disorders/addictions, trauma, victims of abuse, cognitive behavioral therapy and adolescent therapy.

She is no stranger to suffering, having endured a very painful divorce, the loss of several close and dear loved ones, facing and conquering a diagnosis of terminal cancer and much more. She knows the depths of valleys where depression, emotional pain, guilt, shame, loss, discouragement, and much more can try to wreak havoc in our lives and cause us to believe the lie that we must live “broken,” with no hope to be found. Abigail wants to help others experience wholeness and discover that hope is NEVER lost.

Abigail is also the author of The Conversation in Heaven: Living Life’s Ups and Downs through Heaven’s Lens. Abigail enjoys traveling and speaking, sharing about the relentless love and power of God to heal any situation, any life, no matter the difficulty or challenges one has faced.

Abigail is a Georgian, born and bred, and now is excited about her move to Tennessee. She has two wonderful teenagers, River, her 16-year-old son, and Lily Grace, her 15-year-old daughter. She loves all things fall and has two very spoiled cats, as well as 2 dogs. Abigail will never say no to quality dark chocolate and a good cup of coffee.

She now joins Dr. Biller and Health Management Services after five years of experience working as a therapist and owner of her own private practice, where she continues to reach people across the globe through tele-mental health.

For more information about Abigail or to purchase her book, please visit her website at www.girlofhope.com

*Office Hours:

Wednesdays from 9 am to 3 pm.

** Abigail understands schedules can be difficult for many and is willing to work with anyone desiring a session with her that needs to be at a later time.

***Self-Pay Only:

Abigail offers individual sessions for $90, couple and family sessions for $100.

Michelle L. Fast, Ph.D., NCSP

Michelle L. Fast, Ph.D., NCSP

Provisionally Licensed Psychologist, Licensed School Psychologist, and Post-Doctoral Fellow

 

Dr. Michelle Fast is a provisionally licensed psychologist and nationally certified school psychologist. She obtained her PhD from the University of Tennessee in 2021 and her EdS from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2013. Before obtaining her PhD, Michelle worked in rural public schools in Tennessee and South Carolina for six years as a school psychologist. During that time, she recognized the growing need for good quality psychological services that could be available to more rural settings, like those in which she lived and worked. During her doctoral internship, Dr. Fast was able to extend her training to include working with college students and adults, and to a broader range of presenting issues. Her education and areas of interest primarily include evaluating and diagnosing psychological and developmental disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults, as well as providing support to clients and their families through and beyond the evaluation process. Specific areas of evaluation include but are not limited to neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., intellectual disabilities, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, learning disorders, etc.), depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders (e.g., oppositional defiant disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, etc.). She also provides independent educational evaluations (IEEs), is well versed in special education law, and enjoys collaborating and consulting with school systems. Supports offered beyond evaluation may include direct counseling or intervention with clients to address academic or behavioral concerns, training in executive functioning, and/or training parents on techniques to manage difficult behaviors at home.