Our Staff

The growing staff of therapists at the TRAINOR Center consists of experienced therapists. They are all trained in CBT and proficient in applying the 7-Step TRAINOR Method.

Dr. Trainor’s staff and consulting practitioners all share the same philosophy and recognize the efficacy of CBT and evidence-based medicine.

KathleenDr. Kathleen Trainor

For more than 30 years, Dr. Kathleen Trainor, founder of the TRAINOR Center, has treated children and adolescents with anxiety-based disorders using the latest in evidence-based approaches. Her practice, which focuses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), is tailored to meet each child’s needs as Dr. Trainor and her professional staff work with parents who support and guide the process.

A senior Psychologist on the staff of the Child Psychiatry Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Trainor holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology; she has been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for more than 15 years. In addition, she frequently blogs and speaks on the subject of anxiety and related mental health issues.

Since 1988, Dr. Trainor has been a private practice psychotherapist, providing adult, adolescent, couple, and family Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in solo practice as a Licensed Independent Certified Social Worker (LICSW) and then as a Licensed Psychologist.

Dr. Trainor presents to professional and community groups in the areas of Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Tourette’s syndrome, Autism, Trichotillomania, and more. She also provides training and consultations to schools and therapists in various clinical settings.

She is known for her 7-Step TRAINOR Method, and her long-awaited book on this program, Calming Your Anxious Child: Words to Say and Things to Do , will be published in Spring 2016.

To see Dr. Trainor’s full bio, click here.



Stacy Ross, MSW, LICSW

Stacy is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who is now accepting new clients at the Trainor Center.

Stacy received her baccalaureate degree, in 1990, from the accelerated social work program at Adelphi University. In 1991, she earned her Master of Social Work degree from Boston University accelerated program. Stacy completed her undergraduate training at the Oyster Bay Mental Health Center in New York. Her postgraduate training was at the Winchester High School. Stacy’s instruction focused on youths in home based and school settings.

Following her education, Stacy went on to work with school based children at Mentor Clinical Care. She continued her focus with youths at the Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children in both their outpatient and school based settings. In addition, Stacy also worked on the pediatric inpatient unit at Westwood Lodge. Her most recent position was at Massachusetts Behavioral Health Care managing treatment for young people at risk.

Stacy enjoys reading, Pilates and spending time outside.


Larry Stybel

Larry Stybel

Larry Stybel is a Licensed Staff Psychologist at the Trainor Center specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy.

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Larry received his Ed.D. in Psychology from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and his M.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. He is Adjunct Lecturer at Northeastern University.


IrisIris Zur, Office Manager

Iris Zur joined the TRAINOR Center as Office Manager in the fall of 2013.  Here, she is responsible for scheduling new patients, providing support to therapists, assisting with the application of the Center’s clinical software, bookkeeping, and support systems.

After earning her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Ben Gurion University in Israel, Iris moved to the United States, where she worked as the Cultural Affairs Coordinator at the Israeli Consulate in Boston. In addition, she also provided individual therapy at the Community Legal Service and Counseling Center in Cambridge.

In her free time, Iris enjoys meditation and spending time with her family.