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 three decades in both Medicare and Medicaid health policy and direct clinical psychotherapy practice. Her clinical practice includes Employee Assistance Program work for the Sheppard Pratt Institute in Baltimore, Maryland and practice as a psychotherapist and mind/body specialist for Kaiser Permanente. She draws on her experience in both psychotherapy and policy for her practice.