iWise Living exists to promote the healthy use of electronic screens and the internet through education, consultation, counseling, and technical assistance to parents, youth, and others utilizing sound research, quality materials, professional expertise, and common-sense solutions.
iWise Living Founder: Cheryl L. Mahoney, M.Ed., LSW, OCPS, CHES, CEAP
Cheryl Mahoney, is a Licensed Social Worker, Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist, Certified Health Education Specialist, and Certified Employee Assistance Professional with over thirty years of experience promoting mental health and wellness. Her formal education includes a master’s degree in Health Promotion and Education, a bachelor’s degree in Human Development, and an associate degree in Mental Health Technology. She is currently completing a doctoral program in Prevention Science with a focus on preventing internet use disorders.
Cheryl has completed the Zur Institute Professional Certification series: “Psychology of the Internet”, Dr. Kimberly Young’s “Restore-Recovery” training for treating internet addiction, Intenta’s Certification for the treatment of video game addiction, and the International Digital Wellness Institute Certification.
As a school-based therapist and mother of an 18-year-old, Cheryl is acutely aware of our youth’s cyber-culture, their dependence upon screens, and the overwhelming potential for harm. Because of her experiences and concern that “someone must do something!” Cheryl began iWise as a resource for individuals, families, and communities to assist them in assessing screen use and promoting healthier use models. Her iWise mission is to teach people to be wise about screen use by learning to: “Be Aware, Protect, Prepare, Respond.”