About Ethos

Our compassionate and experienced therapists, psychiatrists and nurse practitioners specialize in many forms of psychotherapy, and we treat our patients at two campuses in Lehighton and Emmaus. Ethos specializes in treating many disorders and illnesses, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders, including Panic Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia and other psychiatric illnesses

Your Individual Treatment Plan

At both of its campuses, Ethos has a comprehensive team of full-time therapists who specialize in various forms of psychotherapy. When you collaborate with our psychiatrists, a unique treatment plan is tailored to your needs. We believe that wellness entails a combination of spiritual, emotional, and physical health. Your treatment plan may include counseling, pharmacological management, state-of-the-art treatments such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) or ketamine treatment, and even spiritual guidance sessions on an as-needed basis.

Most insurance companies accepted

Ketamine treatment is not covered by insurance companies.

Dr. Abbas

Our Founder:
Dr. Raja Abbas, MD

When Dr. Abbas completed his residency in InternalMedicine and Psychiatry, as well as a fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry, he hoped for a quiet life by a lake, seeing patients during the day, and returning home to his family at a decent hour. At first, Dr. Abbas thought he’d found the life he was looking for, but grew weary of the hospital system’s tendency to view patients as a commodity.

Dr. Abbas moved to central Pennsylvania, hoping a new environment would be a better fit for his patient-centered values. Here, he realized that establishing his own practice was the only way to practice medicine the way he wanted.

The name, Ethos, embodies how and why Dr. Abbas practices Psychiatry. Ethos has grown far beyond Dr. Abbas. It has become a collective with a mission to help patients rediscover their true selves by healing mind, body and soul.

Dr. Abbas

Dr. Edward F Caruso, MD

Dr. Edward F Caruso, M.D. has been a Board Certified Psychiatrist for many years. He has board certification in general and geriatric psychiatry, but has also worked extensively within child and adolescent populations. In addition, he has worked in addiction settings, and has been a Suboxone prescriber for many years.

Altogether, he has worked for more than 23 years in a variety of outpatient and inpatient settings. After completing medical school at Ross University, he completed his general psychiatry residency at the University of South Carolina and his Geropsych Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati. He’s very happy to be joining Dr. Abbas and Ethos, for what he hopes will be a long time, and hopefully in multiple locations in eastern PA.

Our Staff

Kimberly Werner, Nurse Practitioner

Kimberly WernerNurse Practitioner | Lehighton

Allson Brobst, MS, PA-C

Allison BrobstMS, PA-C | Lehighton

Hunaidah Beg, DNP

Hunaidah Beg DNP | Emmaus

Jordana Earl-Parler, PA-C

Jordana Earl-ParlerPA-C | Emmaus

Rebecca Kriebel, LSW

Rebecca KriebelLSW | Emmaus

Kristyn Walters, LSW

Kristyn WaltersLSW | Lehighton

Kathy Romano

Kathy RomanoFront Desk | Lehighton

Megel Wechsler, Art Therapist

Megel WechslerArt Therapist | Emmaus

Catherine Miller, LCSW

Catherine MillerLCSW | Lehighton

Heather Haas, LPN

Heather HaasLPN | Emmaus

Ruth Ablan

Ruth AblanMA | Emmaus

Elsamarie King, MSW

Elsamarie KingMSW | Emmaus

Pamela Danko

Pamela Danko M.Ed in Counseling and Human Services

Jodi Covely

Jodi CovelyLPC

Ryan Heaney

Ryan HeaneyM.Ed.

Julie Farnsworth

Julie FarnsworthM.S in Counseling and Human services

Jenna Bell

Jenna BellM.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychology

Monika Szasz

Monika SzaszLSW

Matthew Chernasky

Matthew ChernaskyMS ATR

Laura Venet


Ayesha Abbasi

Ayesha AbbasiPractice Manager

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