Karen Kleiman, MSW, LCSW, is Founder and Executive Director of The Postpartum Stress Center, LLC. She is the author of several books on postpartum depression, and has been working with women and their families for over 25 years. A native of Saint Louis, MO., Karen has lived in the Philadelphia area since 1982 with her two children and her husband. After graduating in 1980 from the University of Illinois at Chicago with her Masters in Social Work, she began her practice as a psychotherapist, specializing in women's issues. In 1988 she founded The Postpartum Stress Center, LLC where she provides treatment for prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety.
In addition to her clinical practice, Karen provides advanced training classes for clinicians from around the world to hope to specialize in the treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. She and her staff also conduct inservices for healthcare professionals as well as consultation and supervision to therapists. She frequently lectures and continues to write on the topic of postpartum adjustment. Her work has been featured in local and national magazines, numerous radio shows, local and national television shows, "The Katie Couric Show", "Inside Edition", The Oprah Winfrey Show and NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.
Currently, Karen is affiliated with a number of on-line sites, where she writes articles, facilitates support chats and addresses concerns of postpartum and pregnant women. In addition to her work at The Postpartum Stress Center, Karen maintains a general private practice where she treats individuals, couples and families.