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

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. Edward F Caruso, MD

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.

Ruth Ablan, M.A. CMHC

Ruth Ablan, M.A. CMHC

Sunday Therapy Hours: 8am -8pm | Emmaus Location

Ruth Ablan, M.A. CMHC is a Bilingual Professional Counselor working towards her LPC licensure with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.Ruth has over 10 years of experience working with individuals from various cultural backgrounds and having different values and beliefs. Ruth began her career as a Reiki Master and Life Coach. She went on to work directly with children, adolescents, and adults having co-occurring mental health issues such as anxiety and depression disorders, ADHD/ADD, substance abuse, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and other behavioral issues, LGBTQI+ related issues, domestic violence, trauma, crisis, suicide and bereavement, grief and loss, dissociative disorders, relationship issues, impulsiveness, anger management, and more as she completed her graduate program. She currently works with survivors of domestic violence at the Laurel House in Montgomery County, promoting self-empowerment and self-discovery through individual and group counseling services. As she continued to work for the Laurel House, she gained experience working as an Outpatient School-Based Therapist and Supervisor for a school district in Berks County. In addition, Ruth has additional expertise in areas of mindfulness, Reiki, meditation, and breath work.

Ruth is currently being trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Ruth’s plan is to pursue specializations in Traumatology and Somatic Psychotherapy within the next two years. Although Ruth integrates different modalities into sessions to tailor each individual client’s specific needs and preferences, Ruth uses a holistic person-centered approach. During sessions, Ruth primarily focuses on a trauma-informed Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy modality to work on strategies for connecting emotions and feelings to past stressful and/or traumatic events, addressing root causes of triggers, presenting issues/concerns, and strengthen positive social connections as well as increase self-awareness, self-love, gratitude, self-esteem, and overall well-being. Ruth believes that understanding the mind-body connection can bring about positive changes in one’s life. Ruth encourages and teaches her clients to focus on maintaining the present state of being, while increasing feelings of gratitude to promote healing within oneself and an improved quality of life.

Ruth engages in continuing professional education in accordance with the requirements for licensure towards her LPC license. Ruth is also a long standing member of the American Counseling Association. She lives with her two children, 9-year old and 11-year old boys. She loves to play video games/board games with her children, go for runs on the treadmill, practice yoga, meditate, spend time outdoors, play sports with the kids, and spend time with family.

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

William M. Lybarger, Ed.D., C.T.

William M. LybargerEd.D., C.T.

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

Elsamarie King, LSW

Elsamarie KingLSW | Emmaus

Dr. Dan L Edmunds, EdD, CSAT, CCI

Dan EdmundsDr. Dan L Edmunds, EdD, CSAT, CCI

Ryan Heaney

Ryan HeaneyM.Ed.

Julie Farnsworth

Julie FarnsworthM.S in Counseling and Human services

Jenna Bell

Jenna BellLPC

Monika Szasz

Monika SzaszLSW

Laura Venet


Mollie Norris- MA, NCC

Mollie NorrisMA, NCC

Autumn J. Mangum

Autumn J. MangumMSW, LSW

 Brianna Mccabe

Brianna MccabeLSW

Candace Knox, ATR-BC

Candace KnoxATR-BC

Ayesha Abbasi

Ayesha AbbasiPractice Manager

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