Clinical Advisory Panel

Karen Kleiman, MSW, LCSW

Karen Kleiman, MSW, LCSW
Karen is the Founder and Executive Director of The Postpartum Stress Center, working with women and their families for over 25 years. As a pioneer in the field, Karen has paved the way for women who struggle with postpartum depression and anxiety and the clinicians who provide treatment. She has also authored several groundbreaking books on the subject.


Elyse Springer, MA, MFT
Elyse is a licensed marriage and family therapist with offices in the Los Feliz/Silver Lake area of Los Angeles. In her private practice, Elyse works with HIV/AIDS, trauma, anxiety, creative blocks and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. In addition to her current work in private practice, Elyse is a steering committee member of Los Angeles County’s Perinatal Mental Health Task Force and a past co-chair of the Los Angeles County HIV Mental Health Task Force. Read her “My Why” story here.


Rupa Puri Zimmermann, Ph.D.

Rupa Puri Zimmermann, Ph.D.
Dr. Zimmermann is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Northern California. She specializes in CBT, DBT, and family therapy, and has a special interest in supporting women and their families coping with perinatal and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. Read her “My Why” story here.


Amanda Yeaton-Massey, MD, FACOG

Amanda Yeaton-Massey, MD, FACOG
Amanda Yeaton-Massey is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist with a passion for maternal mental health. After her own experience with postpartum depression, Dr. Yeaton-Massey redirected her academic focus to increasing awareness and improving diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders in pregnancy. Dr. Yeaton-Massey received her MD at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), then went on to complete a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology followed by a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Stanford University. In January 2019, she will be joining the faculty in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at UCSF as an Assistant Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Dr. Yeaton-Massey lives in the Bay Area with her wife and their two children.