Discover Our Story: Nurturing Wellness - Empowering Lives

Clinical Approach


We treat the whole person in the context of their environment, looking at the biological, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual aspects of their lives.

Individualized Treatment Using Different Therapy Modalities

Just as individuals experience vastly unique life journeys, we plan customized treatment for each person, their condition and their background. We work with each client to set collaborative treatment goals for sustained, holistic healing.

Part of our commitment to integrative care means using different therapy modalities to affect and improve patients’ lives. Ethos Wellness clinicians specialize in delivering all types of evidence-based treatment approaches.

Phases Of Care

Treatment at Ethos Wellness is divided into three phases. We view these milestones, through which our practitioners guide clients, as a cyclical versus a linear process.

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Coping skills and self-care


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Our insurance offerings include in-network, out-of-network and self pay options. At Ethos Wellness, we’re continually expanding our coverage; please contact us for the most up-to-date information.
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Our Story

Ethos Wellness was founded in 2018, with the goal of expanding mental health access to more communities through small-by-design, conveniently located healing centers, but the story begins back in 2014. As long-time friends and professionals, co-founders Robert Hilliker and Will Davis developed the idea to provide therapists with centrally-located office space and administrative support tailored specifically to their needs. Ethos Wellness – Lovett (formerly known as The Lovett Center) was born in 2014, but it soon became clear that having 20+ therapists with varying specialities under one roof naturally led to collaboration. The two began to focus their efforts on cultivating a space where therapists could collaborate to serve patients. Lovett went on to become the largest group of specialized therapists in the Houston area, named among the Houston Business Journal’s Fast 100, and through this growth came the desire to expand their offerings to include a full continuum of mental health care. Along with fellow mental health professional Ceci Hudson Torn, Hilliker and Davis founded Ethos Behavioral Health Group, a family of healing centers encompassing a residential recovery center in Round Top, Texas called The Prairie, as well as multiple small, specialized and conveniently-located outpatient healing centers throughout Texas and Illinois under the umbrella of Ethos Wellness, including the acquisition of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy-based Ethos Wellness – Prism (formerly known as The PRISM Center).


Dr. Ceci Hudson Torn, DSW, IPC Chief Executive Officer

An exemplary, long-spanning career in mental health and finance has put customer-centered-care at the heart of Ceci’s work. Through various opportunities spanning her adult life, she has had the privilege of helping others navigate deep waters. After earning her bachelor’s in Business Administration and Finance from Texas A&M University, she gathered a wealth of professional experience at one of the nation’s largest residential summer camps, which opened her eyes to the growing need for mental health expertise, inspiring her to earn her master’s in Clinical Mental Health from Wake Forest University, and provided her with a unique lens to approach treatment in both outpatient and residential settings. She also gained extensive experience at The Lovett Center. Since co-founding Ethos Behavioral Health Group in 2018, Ceci now spends her time providing clinical services and business leadership across all Ethos healing centers as a Licensed Mental Health Professional and Ethos’ Chief Operations Officer. She and her husband Chris are continuing to serve children and families with the launch of Camp OTX in the Texas Hill Country, all while raising 5 children of their own. Ceci lives with intention and has a great desire to encourage those around her to live intentionally as well. Outside of her profession, she is dedicated to her husband and five children. She loves to read, travel, learn about new cultures and practice yoga. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Social Work from the University of Southern California with a focus on building behavioral health in adolescents and young adults.

Ethos Co-Founder Ceci Hudson Torn
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Robert Hilliker, LCSW-S, LCDC Chief Clinical Officer

Robert is driven by a deep commitment to serve others and is passionate about the subject of hope and despair in clinical treatment. His 17 years in the field of addiction and mental health encompass private practice, clinical supervision, the creation and management of clinical programming, and the co-founding of Ethos Wellness – Lovett (formerly known as The Lovett Center) in 2014 and its parent company Ethos Behavioral Health Group in 2018. Throughout his educational and professional careers, Robert has gained valuable experience. He earned his Master’s degree from the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, and his education includes a fellowship at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies and a Postgraduate Social Work Fellowship at The Menninger Clinic. His resume includes long standing leadership positions at The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston, The Menninger Clinic and The Daring Way LLC, where he worked with Dr. Brené Brown and served as the Chief Clinical Officer. Currently, Robert serves as Ethos Behavioral Health Group’s Chief Clinical Officer and is a doctoral candidate at the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago. Robert’s career has been marked by meaningful recognitions. He earned a Menninger Clinic Pillar Award for Integrity for his work in the Professionals in Crisis Program, an honor meant to recognize those who best exemplify Menninger’s core values: excellence, teamwork, hope, integrity and caring. The Houston Business Journal named Robert a 40 Under 40 Class of 2018 Honoree. In 2019, the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work honored him as a 50 for 50 Alumni for embodying the college’s social justice vision. Robert lives in Houston with his wife, Maria, and their daughters, Anna, Carmela, Mary and Emilia.

Will Davis
Chief Business Officer of Ethos Behavioral Health Group

Will’s passion for functional, welcoming spaces to serve a variety of industries led him to a career in commercial real estate spanning over 15 years, parallel to a decade of business development and management. In 2014, he co-founded The Lovett Center with Robert Hilliker, and then went on to co-found Ethos. The driving force behind his professional journey is a passion for connecting people for a shared, greater good. His thoughtful hiring and leadership style has helped build countless strong, creative and united teams that produce positive results.

Will Davis - Ethos Behavioral Health Group co-founder and Chief Business Officer
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Ethos Wellness is part of the Ethos Behavioral Health Group family. The family of integrated healing centers offers specialized and personalized mental health care for anything ranging from substance use disorders to mood and personality disorders via inpatient care at The Prairie Recovery Center and outpatient care through multiple Ethos Wellness locations in Texas and Illinois.

Just as our values, culture and integrative approach to healing are shared across all Ethos Behavioral Health Group locations, our clients also have the benefit of one shared client care team with compassionate, experienced individuals who can help guide you to the right level of care, at the location that best suits you.



To provide an integrated continuum of clinical care to serve individuals and their families in achieving healing, and long-term wellness, from the devastating effects of addiction and mental health issues.



To create a new standard for patient care in the behavioral health industry through innovation and integrative practices.


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Ethos Wellness has a people-first, principle-driven approach that puts patients and team-members above all else, always.

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We work collaboratively with patients to create meaningful connections that positively impact their lives.

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Everything from our clinical programming to the design of our spaces to is created with a specific intention.

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