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Cathleen Brooks Weiss

Founder and Executive Director of the Next Step Institute of Integrative Medicine in Vail, Colorado, she also serves on its team of clinical directors, which includes her husband, Gary M. Weiss, M.D. Cathleen has pioneered work in the field of childhood trauma and the association between unresolved emotional pain and physical illness. Her own battles with cancer and chronic pain inspired her to join with Next Step’s other clinical directors 15 years ago to design a unique model program for treating chronic pain and illness. This program, located in Palm Bay, Florida, became the foundation for Next Step’s more extensive Wellness Programs in Colorado. Cathleen’s book for teenage COAs, The Secret Everyone Knows, written over 25 years ago, became an instant classic.