About Us

Dr. Kathleen Trainor, founder of the TRAINOR Center, has treated children and adolescents with anxiety disorders and other mental health challenges for more than 30 years. Her practice focuses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and applies the latest in evidence-based approaches tailored to meet each child’s needs. Along with her staff of specialized therapists and licensed social workers, Dr. Trainor helps guide parents so they can support her treatment approach, which features her 7-Step TRAINOR Method.

A senior Psychologist on the staff of the Child Psychiatry Clinic at world renowned Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Trainor has 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 writes and speaks about topical parenting issues. Her long-awaited book on this program, Calming Your Anxious Child: Words to Say and Things to Do, will be published in Spring 2016. As the mother of three, Dr. Trainor draws on her parental experience to enhance her practice. For more extended bio information on Dr. Trainor, read more (link to longer bio).