About Refresh Psychiatry
The mission of our practice is to provide Person-Centered Care and empower our clients with the knowledge and skills to achieve their desirable goals. We strive to provide the highest quality evidence-based, compassionate care through a combination of medication management and customized psychotherapy to help patients/families overcome their most difficult challenges and achieve their greatest goals to lead their most joyful, fulfilling lives.
Dr. Nepa and Dr. Vora are Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Additionally they are certified for suboxone treatment for patients struggling with opioid addiction.
We have over a decade of experience in treating patients in crises, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD / ADD, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, Insomnia, and Substance Abuse. At present they are credentialed with Aetna insurance and also accept private pay.
Providing you with the best doctors for the best care
Dr. Justin Nepa DO
Board Certified in Psychiatry
I'm Dr. Justin Nepa, a board-certified psychiatrist located in Davie, specializing in a combination of medication management and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy based psycho-therapeutic approaches for adults and adolescents suffering from a variety of psychiatric ailments.
We will work together in forming a treatment plan because patient perspective is essential in providing the right plan of care. I offer a thorough assessment that is collaborative and individualized to each of my patients. I am currently practicing out patient psychiatry in Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton where I work as a Psychiatrist in a private practice setting for those suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, insomnia, PTSD, ADHD, and addiction in South Florida. I work as teaching faculty with Palm Beach Consortium Graduate Medical Education and help with supervision of psychiatric residents.
"I use a 'less is more' approach to medication management and you will never feel judged."
Dr. Aditya "A.D." Vora DO
Board Certified in Psychiatry
I’m Dr. Aditya Vora. I am originally from Long Island NY, ventured to Florida for medical school, have stayed for residency and now am board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. I specialize in the treatment of ADHD, anxiety, panic disorders, OCD, depression, bipolar disorders and schizophrenia. I derive meaning in my own life through seeing my patients do better. I strive to promote a sense of purpose and belonging, to assist patients to improve their quality of life, and to respect cultural, racial, religious, gender and other diversities in a judgment free environment. I like to provide care with respect to an individuals treatment preferences whether it consists of the traditional psychiatric approach, integrative and complementary medicines, or a combination of modalities. I completed Medical School at Nova South Eastern University. When I am not seeing patients I also enjoy working with medical students as an Affiliated Assistant Professor for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
“As an osteopathic trained physician , I like to look at the person as a whole and use an integrative approach to treatment. I believe in a strong symbiotic connection between the mind and body and am a proponent of diet, exercise , therapy and conservative usage of medication to address mental health needs.”
Dr. Christy Vadakkan DO
Hey there, my name is Dr. Christy Vadakkan. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Miami (“Go Canes”) and medical school at Nova Southeastern University, Psychiatry residency training at Palm Beach Consortium of Graduate Medical Education and have worked with a wide variety of patients with depression, anxiety, and ADHD. The hands-on care, education, and service needed behind treating the emotional, physical, and mental states of my patients have fueled my passion for psychiatry.
Through an encompassing holistic approach, I have the qualities needed to be a versatile, efficient care provider, compassionate doctor, and advocate for my patients. Some of my interests outside of medicine include being a foodie, and an avid NBA and BravoTV fan.
Adrienne Apple, MS
Registered Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern
I completed my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Lynn University and earned my Bachelor’s in Communication Studies and Global Health from Rollins College.
I have first-hand experience working with co-occurring psychiatric and substance abuse disorders primarily within in-patient treatment centers. I believe in an integrative, dynamic, and holistic therapeutic approach. I utilize a variety of techniques and skills drawn from therapeutic modalities such as Person-Centered, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and psychoeducation. I aim to work collaboratively with my patients and believe that they are the experts on themselves. My assessment and treatment plans are comprehensive, individualized, and developed collaboratively in an effort to treat my patients as effectively as possible.
I am a compassionate, intuitive, and dedicated therapist with a knack for establishing rapport with ease and holding space for others. Some of interests outside of practice include the novelty of traveling and experiencing different cultures, reading (and collecting), my French Bulldog, learning to cook new dishes, spending time at the beach, and the company of friends and family.
Carla Eliza Amarillo
Administrative Assistance / Insurance Director
Carla assists Refresh Psychiatry with helping patients with all virtual needs. She assists with scheduling and helping patients make sense of their insurance benefits before the appointment so everyone is on the same page. Carla collaborates with office provider allowing for quick communication and response to your needs.
Carla joined Refresh Psychiatry in 2020, helping with insurance benefits and verification. She quickly showed her merit by taking on additional tasks. Carla manages and supports her team with hands on approach to ensure all clients have a solid understanding of their insurance plans; assist with billing issues.
Before joining Refresh Psychiatry, Carla, in her younger days, worked for a large food chains including Yellow Cab Pizza and in time found her way into the insurance world, working for many years in the Humana Contact Center as a Claims Specialist.
When not immersed in the world of insurance payers, Carla can be found singing her heart out in karaoke, playing her guitar, and enjoying time with her son.