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The Postpartum Stress Center

The Postpartum Stress Center was founded in 1988 by Karen Kleiman, MSW, LCSW. The Center was established to provide a better understanding and comprehensive clinical intervention for any woman who suffers from the range of prenatal and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.


Our objective is to provide support and treatment for the pregnant or postpartum woman and her family as well as guidance for her treating physician or therapist. We are committed to providing excellent clinical care and education to both our clients and professionals who seek our expertise.

The Postpartum Stress Center now offers exclusively virtual counseling services to men, women and couples in addition to our expertise in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.


We are an LGBTQ affirmative Center and welcome all individuals or couples who seek support and guidance at any time point in their lives. We work to foster an inclusive environment which supports and does not discriminate, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or disability.


Referrals to The Postpartum Stress Center come from psychiatrists, OBGYNs, family practitioners, pediatricians, RNs, therapists, Postpartum Support International, midwifery groups, women centers, feeding support groups, and direct referrals from the mother or family members.


Partners or family members are encouraged to attend the initial therapy session and are also invited participate in the treatment program to the degree both partners feel would be beneficial to the family. 


We are here to help you feel like yourself again. Call us if you do not like the way you are feeling. We can help you decide what to do next.


In 2003 Karen Kleiman was honored to receive the Jane Honikman award from Postpartum Support International, (PSI) for “outstanding contribution to the goal of increasing awareness of emotional health related to childbearing” In 2008, The Postpartum Stress Center was listed in Philly Magazine as a Philadelphia Hospital: Maternal/Fetal Care “Center of Excellence.”



Therapy at the PPSC

We offer a range of services for all individual therapy needs.

Our Clinical Team

Learn about our dedicated and experienced clinicians.

Find Training

Learn more about our renown training courses and mentoring.

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