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Welcome to BetterThink

Caring, Client-Centered Medication Management and Therapy for Mental Health Conditions.

Private and Confidential.

We see our role as a guide or a mentor, and you choose the path to wellness.

It is an honor to be part of your journey.

Our Team

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Dr. Julie Cope DNP APRN PMHNP FNP

  • Owner

  • Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

  • Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

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Kimber Last, CPC-I

Certified Professional Counselor-Intern

Services

Conditions Treated
At BetterThink we treat Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Substance Use Disorder, and other Mental Health conditions.

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Medications
We help you understand what medications are available and how they work. This empowers you to choose what is best for your situation.

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Therapy

Therapy can help you heal from past wounds, learn new coping skills, and live a happier life.

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Telehealth
We work through Telehealth using online videochat. You access our services in the privacy and convenience  of your own home.

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Genetic Testing

GeneSight testing is available to guide us in selecting which medications will work best with your genetics. The GeneSight saliva collection kit can be shipped to your home for convenient sample collection.

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Nevada and Utah
BetterThink services are currently available to anyone living in the states of Nevada and Utah.

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Diversity
We enjoy serving all communities including LGBTQIA+2S and Native American.

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Payments

Your first 5-10 minute Meet-and-Greet visit is free.

Medication evaluations are $250, and follow-up visits are $100.
Therapy Sessions are $130/hour.

BetterThink accepts credit cards, debit cards, and HSA cards through our online payment system. You also have the option to mail us a check.

We are happy to provide you a SuperBill that you can submit to your private insurance to request reimbursement for out-of-network treatment.

BetterThink does not accept any insurance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is your new patient
procedure?

Please click on the link that says "Schedule an Appointment". Schedule a free Meet-and-Greet visit with one of us during a convenient time. We will send you a link that you can access on your smart phone or computer. Click on that link 5-10 minutes before the start of your appointment, and this will launch the Tebra videochat platform. One of us will join the videochat soon.
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Are you contracted with insurance? Will my insurance pay for visits with you?

We are not contracted with any insurance providers. The client is responsible for full payment. If you have commercial insurrance, we can give you a SuperBill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement of an out-of-network provider.

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What if I'm not sure I need
medications?

Great news! We can have a full discussion about your current health and symptoms, then discuss the risks and benefits of medication. Ultimately it is you who decides if you want to use them as  a tool for wellness.

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How many visits will I need with
you to be stabilized on
medications?

If you are just starting on medications, or need adjustments to your medications, We recommend 2-4 visits over several months.

If you have been taking the same medications for more than a few months and are stable, We usually recommend 1 visit every  3 months.

If you have high-risk conditions like suicidality, an eating disorder, self-harm, or recurrent relapse, We recommend that you see us more often.

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What if I can't pay with your
online platform?

There is an option to mail a check as payment. However, this option may delay the start of your treatment.

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Do you prescribe controlled
substances like Xanax or Adderall?

We do prescribe controlled substances as recommended by evidence-based guidelines.

Long-term daily benzodiazepine therapy, like Xanax, is not recommended for any behavioral health condition.

We assist clients with tapering off benzodiazepines, and occasionally prescribe small amounts to use as needed.

Stimulants like Adderall are recommended as first-line treatment for ADD/ADHD.

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How do I schedule an
appointment?

Your first visit is a free, quick 5-10 minute meet-and-greet. We will focus on using the Tebra telehealth platform and getting consents signed. Click on the "Schedule an Appointment" link to get started.

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What if I live outside Nevada and
Utah?

Right now BetterThink is only offering services to clients who live in Nevada and Utah.

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Are your services private and confidential?

Yes! We use a HIPPA-compliant telehealth platform that safeguards your privacy. We keep your personal health information safe.

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GeneSight Testing

GeneSight is a pharmacogenomic test that analyzes clinically important genetic variations that may affect your outcomes with certain medications. The results of the test can show which medications may require dose adjustments, may be less likely to work, or may have an increased risk of side effects based on your genetic makeup. You can find more information about the GeneSight test at www.genesight.com/product.

 

Cost of the GeneSight Test

 

Many commercial and government insurance plans reimburse for all or part of the cost of the GeneSight test. For patients with commercial insurance, there is also an opportunity to apply for the GeneSight Financial Assistance Program. You can learn more about the cost of the GeneSight test, the GeneSight Financial Assistance Program, and the GeneSight Interest-Free Payment plan at www.genesight.com/cost

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About Dr. Julie Cope

Dr. Julie Cope DNP APRN PMHNP FNP has been a Nurse Practitioner since 2016, and Registered Nurse since 2006. Her philosophy is that the client best understands how to improve their health and wellness, and her role is to guide and assist. She has extensive experience treating mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, ADHD/Attention Deficit Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and SUD/Substance Use Disorder in adults, elders, children and teens. She also has extensive experience managing chronic medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid problems, and heart disease. As a Nurse Practitioner she has worked with rural and underserved populations, including the Shoshone-Paiute Tribe, the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, and the Indian Health Service in Utah.
 

She graduated from Brigham Young University in 2016 with a Masters of Science in Nursing, and became a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner Fall 2016. She graduated from University of Nevada, Reno in Spring 2023 with a Doctorate of Nurse Practitioner, as well as completion of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program.
 

She lives with her husband in Winnemucca, Nevada, and enjoys hiking with her dog. She is the best Auntie to her many nieces and nephews.

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About Kimber Last

Bringing enthusiasm and compassion into each session, Kimber strives to provide each person with an individualized experience geared towards reaching their goals and improving their overall well-being. Kimber values the therapist-client relationship and creates a supportive and loving environment.

 

Kimber loves working with young adults (16+) and adults who have/are experiencing trauma, anxiety, PTSD, self-esteem, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and difficulty controlling anger. She is trained in multiple levels of Brainspotting: a technique that aims to give you the power in conquering life stressors and trauma. Clients’ report feeling less PTSD symptoms, increased self-esteem, and a deeper connection with their ‘self.’ 

 

Kimber holds a MA in Educational and Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota. In addition to Brainspotting, she utilizes a range of evidenced-based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and somatic therapy (body centered) to help you build confidence and develop effective coping strategies.

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