Karen Kleeman

Background and Training:

Undergraduate Degree: BA 1973, Yale University

Post-Graduate Degree: MD 1977, UCLA

Psychiatric Residency Training: 1980-1983, UCLA-NPI

Other Professional Training: 1977-1980, Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Hospital (Harvard Medical School), Boston


Practice Information:

Practice Style: solo

Theoretical Orientation: eclectic - most influenced by Karen Horney and Buddhist psychology. I have never liked the term "biopsychosocial" but it does describe how I approach patients.

Type of Patients: individuals, couples, adolescents, adults

Diagnostic Interests: ADD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, grief, sleep disordes, combined medical/psychiatric disorders.


Participation in Medical School Education: I do my teaching every year in the second year medical school course PBL Block 8

Contact Details: 


residential office
531 12th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402

Phone: (310) 394-4772