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Our Story

Nervana Medical was founded in 2022 by Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Cassandra (Cassie) Debenham. Cassie has over 15 years of experience in health care, primarily in intensive care medicine.  She left in 2021, mentally and physically burned out after nearly 2 years of working in the COVID ICU.

Her heart has always been in medicine and her primary focus has and always will be, to do what’s right and best for the patient. She believes that what is best for the patient, requires a depth of understanding of each patient and their own specific health goals, concerns, limitations/strengths and weaknesses. 

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After working in the outpatient world the last few years, she began to find a bigger meaning and purpose for Nervana; a more meaningful healthcare experience for not only the patient but for the provider as well. No provider wants to be rushed in and out of rooms with back to back schedules and limited time to spend with the client to fully appreciate and understand them individually. Nervana strives to give this back to both the patients and the providers and we can only hope to be apart a transformation for the better in  healthcare as a whole.

Our Mission

Traditional medicine and complementary/holistic therapies have seemed to stay their own entities with little success of integrating the two. We believe that a persons’ health and wellness is most successful with a combination of approaches and that a multi-modality, multi-disciplinary, individualized approach is what serves patients the best overall result.

We strive to incorporate our clients into the development of their plan for highest compliance and overall longevity of success while maintaining expectations and overall patient accountability.

We take the time to thoroughly explain and educate our clients and provide them with the necessary information for them to make their own informed decisions pertaining to their health; because at the end of the day, it’s their life and their decisions; and it is an honor to be given the opportunity to be apart of it and help them live their “best life”. 

Our Team

Our team is comprised of some of the best traditional medicine providers in the state with backgrounds in intensive care, emergency care, cardiology, thoracic surgery, flight medicine, and more!

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Tiffany

Tiffany

Chief of Staff

Tiff has been an MA for over ten years , we were lucky enough to get her over from traditional medicine after a decade at urgent care with the U of U and couldn’t be more grateful to have her apart of team Nervana!

Niki

Niki

NP, UT

2016 IHC NP of the year/Clinical Excellence Award While she's typically busy saving lives in the ICU, Niki finds pleasure in helping you reach your weight loss goals with our weight loss program. She also is a QMP for medical cannabis evaluations and also offers hair restoration services.

Wendy

Wendy

NP, SLC, UT

From ICU to ER, you'll be in good hands with Wendy! With over a decade of experience in healthcare, she is here to help you lose weight with Nervana! Oh and if being a mama on top of all of that isn't enough, you can also find her as an assistant professor at the University of Utah.

Jess

Jess

NP, UT

Jess is an FNP- APRN with 4 years experience as an RN in BMT 2 years as an NP in Family/Internal medicine 7 years in urgent care 3.5 years as a medical director of a medspa: aesthetics, BHRT, weight loss, and cannabis

Breanne

Breanne

MS, RDN (Registered Dietician Nutritionist)

Breanne earned a BS in Biology and Sociology from Westminster College and went on to receive a Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Sports Dietetics from the University of Utah. She is licensed as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Breanne works hard to teach the science of food and how our bodies use nutrients as fuel to achieve optimal performance. She understands that every BODY is unique and that nutrition needs are individual. She loves to help each person she works with modify their lifestyle to reach their goals, in ways that they can enjoy and maintain. Beyond her passions in nutrition, she is a new mom of 2 beautiful daughters and her girls are her whole world. It's on pause at the moment, but Breanne also competes as a professional cyclist on the road and gravel, practices yoga every day, and enjoys anything in the mountains with her family and 2 dogs.

Rick

Rick

MS, CMHC

Rick is a professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor who has worked in the field of rehabilitation for many years. Specializing in PTSD, trauma, substance abuse, depression, and many other personality disorders such as Borderline Personality Disorder.

Rick works well with a variety of clients, including those who have a history of addiction, abuse, dependence, mental health issues, and emotional traumas. Rick uses humor with his skills in cognitive, behavioral, and relationship therapy to aid clients in seeing their lives differently as they redirect onto a healthy path.

Rick is professionally trained in ART, CBT, DBT, and EMDR modalities. Rick works with adults and adolescents (16 and up) who are looking for treatment for any type of personality/mental disorder or trauma. Rick has worked exclusively with clients who suffer with Borderline Personality disorder, Bi-polar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, and a severity of traumas.

Emmy

Emmy

RN, Page, AZ

When she's not in the air working as a flight nurse, Emmy serves our Arizona clients with all things aesthetics and IV's!

Tiffany

Tiffany

LME

Tiffany has been a licensed Master Esthetician since 2010. She developed a business plan and built a successful home spa up in Midway, UT shortly after becoming licensed. She also ran a MedSpa for a local Plastic Surgeon. She has a passion for esthetics and thoroughly enjoys making a difference. She's also a Medical Assistant and will be assisting at times in the clinic. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and family. She loves Pilates, music, documentaries, road trips, traveling, gardening, helping others, watching football and long walks.

Certified in all laser treatments, 3D areola and makeup pigmentation, chemical peel application, microneedling, Hydrafacial MD, MiraDry, Morpheus8, EvolveX Transform, FormaV

skin tightening.

Melissa

Melissa

Receptionist

Tayler

Tayler

Marketing/ Public Relations

I have been racing motocross for the past 17 years, it was my whole entire life and still is. Throughout my career I managed to achieve 52 national championships, 3 being at Loretta Lynn’s. At age 15 I was the first girl to be signed onto the KTM Orange Brigade team, shortly after that I raced Monster cup in the supermini Allstate making my debut for the KTM team. I love anything outdoors… mountain biking, snowboarding, sunsets etc. Racing will forever be a huge part of me, when I was 10 years old I had lost my best friend Tyce Olsen due to a racing accident, that is what kept me to drive myself more and more to succeed as much as I could that way I could accomplish for him what he was unable to! Now that I am not racing full time, I am currently working as a dental hygiene assistant and will be starting school in January to become a Dental Hygienist! I also have taken on the world of marketing and public relations with Nervana and only continue to learn more about their mission and vision and absolutely love what they are about! I am beyond grateful to have such an amazing opportunity to work with these amazing people!

Victoria

Victoria

RN

Aesthetic RN Injector

Victoria is a highly experienced registered nurse with over nine years of expertise. She is dedicated to delivering naturally beautiful results. After specializing in burn trauma for seven years, she transitioned to become an aesthetic nurse injector in 2020. Victoria offers a range of aesthetic injectable treatments designed to help her clients age gracefully. Her favorite treatments include neuromodulators such as Botox/Dysport and biostimulators such as Radiesse and Sculptra. Victoria's commitment to enhancing natural beauty is a cornerstone of her practice.

Outside of nursing, Victoria loves Boston Terriers, is an avid listener to true-crime and paranormal podcasts, reads fantasy/sci-fi/romance novels, and is an outdoor enthusiast.

Cassie (Cassandra)

Cassie (Cassandra)

Owner & Founder
Medical Director, ACNP-BC

Cassie offers all services at Nervana but primarily stays busy with Ketamine Infusions. She still works once a month in critical care medicine because her "brain missed it". 


* Not accepting new neuromod or dermal filler patients* 


2018 IHC NP of the year/Clinical Excellence 

Award Publications 

Emily

Emily

Chief of Culture

The peanut butter to our jelly!


A little about Em. I grew up in Utah and graduated from Westminster with a B.S in Business Economics. I have always loved being active and continuously learning, I have listened to all 818 episodes of This American Life, and have a virtual stack of personal development books in my Audible library. My pride and joy is my 9-year-old English Bulldog, Beatrice. I worked in retail for 8 years and now work in tech by day. 


I met Cassie when I became her client in 2022, I fell in love with Nervana and our mission. I came in on my birthday in 2023 for an IV to help with a cold and Cassie and I started talking social media - I left that day with a new job. I love being surrounded by strong, amazing, hardworking women ... and Nate of course! Nervana has an amazing community and I feel at home walking in, I have felt this way since day one. I am so grateful to share my skillset and be part of the Nervana team. My favorite thing we've done so far is our Angel Tree and I love Cassie's Compassionate Care Fund.


Life Mantra: Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.

Nate

Nate

PA, UT

Nate spends his time dealing with hospitalized cardiac patients but finds a good balance in helping you live your best life with BHRT, Weight Loss and Orthopedic PRP Injections.

Judy

Judy

NP, UT + CO

Judy met Cassie working in Cardiothoracic surgery; but has practiced everywhere from BD Medical to Neurosurgery. She offers weight loss and IV services and also takes care of our Colorado patients! 


EDUCATION University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah Master of Science Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner; Graduated 2003 (Graduated as an RN in 1987)


PUBLICATIONS From Topics in Advanced Practice Nursing eJournal 2005; 5(4) 2005 Medscape Managing the Heart Failure epidemic: The evolving Role of Nurse Specialists

Meg

Meg

NP, UT

Meg Randle has been a nurse practitioner for over 17 years with hospice and palliative care experience and 3 years of ketamine depression treatment experience. Meg enjoys being part of a robust medical interdisciplinary support team and is glad to be apart of the Nervana Medical Clinic. She offers Ketamine and Cannabis QMP Services.

Cory

Cory

MS, CMHC

Cory  is a trauma specialist and psychedelic assisted psychotherapist. Cory brings a depth of experience in working with clients who have significant trauma and/or addiction concerns. She is trained in multiple modalities including EMDR, Brain Spotting, CPT, and ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy). Cory integrates these specialties into the ketamine therapy to help clients identify underlying problems.
Cory helps individuals, couples, families, who have been affected by substance abuse and/or mental illness by processing emotions and traumas that interfere with their ability to obtain a productive life and well-being. Cory's past experience and education have prepared her to help people with severe and chronic mental health disorders.
Cory has been trained in Ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP). She was also trained through the Ketamine Training Center by Phil Wolfson who is the leading researcher on Ketamine and Ketamine assisted therapy.

Kim

Kim

RN, SLC, UT

Graduated with RN in 2014 Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Utah nursing in 2017 

  • 10 years at Intermountain Healthcare

  • 8 years as ICU nurse

  • 8 years Certified in Cosmetic injections and Dermal fillers

  • 8 years Abstract Artist

  • 7 years Travel RN 2 years as Plasmapheresis RN with American Red Cross 2 years Disaster relief services ARC

  • 1 year end-of-life advocate RN 1 year with Nervana Medical


Kim’s attention to detail is where artistry and precision unite. Addressing each client as a whole she takes the time to attend to your concerns with guidance to enhance your natural beauty while bringing anti-aging and health related results to reality.

Tiffany

Tiffany

RN-SNP; Flagstaff AZ

Tiffany is a Medical ICU nurse in Flagstaff, Arizona, with five years of healthcare experience. She and her husband Dustin, of 20 years, raise five adopted boys who all play ice hockey and love the outdoors. Tiffany is passionate about helping others live a healthy lifestyle while creating positive daily change.

Alisha

Alisha

Mental Health/Ketamine Receptionist

Beyond her work, Alisha has a passion for connecting with people. She believes that every person's journey is unique, and she's dedicated to helping each individual feel comfortable and understood. Her compassionate nature shines through as she listens carefully to your needs and finds the best times for your appointments. Outside of the office, Alisha's enthusiasm for life is infectious. She enjoys playing volleyball withfriends, and her love for the outdoors keeps her exploring and taking leisurely walks in nature. Alisha's role at Mind's Journey is more than just answering phones and scheduling appointments; she's a caring and supportive presence for everyone she interacts with. If you're ready to take a step towards better mental health, Alisha is here to guide you with a friendly smile and an open heart.

When you call or visit Nervana Medical; A Mind's Journey, there's a kind and helpful voice on the other end of the line, and that's Alisha Norton. With her warm smile and friendly demeanor, Alisha is the person who takes care of scheduling appointments and making sure everything runs smoothly. Alisha brings her expertise in business, backed by her master's degree, to create a seamless experience for everyone seeking help at Mind's Journey. She's been a valuable part of the team for 1.5 years, using her organizational skills to make sure everyone gets the assistance they need.



Victoria

Victoria

LME

Kylie

Kylie

LME

Hi my names Kylie!
I attended NIMA institute where I got my license to be a Master Aesthetician. I love preforming corrective treatments like chemical peels and microneedling. Helping people achieve their dream skin has become a dream come true! I have suffered from textured skin and acne my whole life so I love that I am able to help people with their skin journeys as well as my own! I am also a PMU artist doing microblading, I have always had a passion for eyebrows. That being said I’m working to specialize doing eyebrow laminations, tints, and waxing.
A little bit about myself I love to be outdoors and traveling my favorite summer activity is to be in the mountains camping with my friends. Im a big family person and have a fur baby of my own named goose.
Im so excited to get to know all of you and to have you in my chair!

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