Last updated: 2/16/2020

Judith R. Peres, LCSW-C (301) 455-5140
Last Updated: 2/16/2020
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Cognitive/Behavioral & Mind/Body speciality. Accepts Medicare.

Gender: Female/Female Identifying

Languages Spoken:

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.

Focusing on:
Aging Anxiety/Panic Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Couple or Marital Issues Depression Education/Personal Development Elder Abuse Family Issues Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Pain Management Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Psychosomatic Sleep Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Stress Women's Issues
Also serving:
Addictions/Substance Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorders Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Neurological Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Sexual Disorders Sexual Orientation Trauma/PTSD
Office and Contact Information
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Supporting Successful Transitions
4405 East-West Highway
Suite 411
Bethesda, MD 20814  

(301) 455-5140

Contact: Judith Peres

Office Hours:
MonBy appointment
TueBy appointment
Wed8:00am – 4:00pm
Thu8:00am – 4:00pm
FriBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 12 Hours
Weekends: 1 Day

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair


Years of Experience: 42

MD - LCSW-C [07550]

Credentials and Certifications:

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $160
Couples: N/A
Group: $70
Family: $190

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: No

Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Community Education
Prevention Programs

Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO)

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +)
Young Adults (18-25)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Alzheimer's Cancer Patients Caregivers Chronic Illness Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ)
Adopted AIDS/HIV+ Biracial Children of Divorce Disabled Interracial Families/Couples Step Families
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Geriatric Consultation Gestalt Holistic Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Prevention Psycho-Educational Relational Social Support
Other theoretical approaches:
Advocacy Behavioral Biofeedback Case Management Contemplative Crisis Intervention Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Evaluation/Diagnostic Existential Psychotherapy Expressive Therapy Feminist Information and Referral Long-Term Parent Guidance Psychodynamic Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Thought Field Therapy (TFT)
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Individual
Other methods:
Family Systems Supervision/Consultation
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Hindu Muslim
Multi-cultural experience:
Professional Associations
Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA) Council of Hospice Professionals (CHP) National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) National Association of Social Workers (NASW) National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)