Judith Peres is a clinical social worker with postgraduate training in cognitive/behavioral therapy and mind/body health. She has extensive experience in stress management, grief work, aging and palliative care. Her career spans over four decades in both Medicare and Medicaid health policy and direct clinical work. Her clinical practice includes Employee Assistance Program work for the Sheppard Pratt Institute in Baltimore, Maryland and work as both a psychotherapist and mind/body specialist for Kaiser Permanente. She draws on her experience in both psychotherapy and policy for her practice.
Her practice focuses on assisting people with successful life transitions. Transitions represent the inner reorientation and redirection we all experience when faced with major life changes. Changes, even desired ones, can create stress, anxiety and depression.
She uses her cognitive/behavioral experience as a therapist, plus her clinical training in stress management and mind/body health, to support persons undergoing change, to transform a perspective of limitation to one of possibility. Research has shown that these skills and approaches are especially beneficial in restoring emotional well-being during times of change in our careers, family life, relationships, health, grief and aging.
In addition, she is a Medicare provider and helps elders and their families navigate the uncharted waters towards successful aging with dignity and independence.