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Beverly Wertheimer

Adjunct Professor
Online Psychology, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


Beverly Wertheimer is an adjunct professor of psychology at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology, an adolescent mental health counselor, and ICF-certified life coach/CEO at BeWorthy.com. She obtained a Master of Social Work (MSW) from USC, a PsyD from the Graduate Theological Foundation, and a Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Biblical Counseling from Andersonville Theological Seminary.

As a therapist at Daybreak Health, Professor Wertheimer offers equitable, accessible, affordable mental health services to teens throughout California. Previously, she was a therapist at USC Telehealth, working primarily with diverse populations of lower socioeconomic status. She has also been a school-based clinician, providing therapy to at-risk youth and their families. Professor Wertheimer is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist, is certified in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and holds a specialization in Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

As an undergraduate, Professor Wertheimer studied French literature at UCLA and then began a decade-long career as a TV broadcast journalist, working at various news affiliates and later at Entertainment Tonight and CNN Turner Entertainment. While no longer a TV news anchor and reporter, Professor Wertheimer is a published columnist who authors articles related to mental health.

Industry Expertise

Teen Mental Health, Meaning-Centered Therapies, Cognitive-Based Therapies, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction



  • PsyD, Graduate Theological Foundation
  • DMin, Andersonville Theological Seminary
  • MS, USC
  • BA, UCLA
  • Logotherapy
  • Virtue Ethics
  • Positive Psychology