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.
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
- Virtue Ethics
- Positive Psychology