What if we allowed everyone to feel they are enough? What if we didn’t subscribe to the belief that there are mountains we need to climb to be important? What if we didn’t fill the need to have a verified badge on our social media that told us we are worthy? Every human is verified by one simple value. Respect.

Focusing on the ability to differentiate our self-value from how we become "verified" in these digital worlds forces us all to think through our own perspective. Growing up homeless, surviving years of abuse, and dealing with several challenges of trying to choose whether life was worth living, Lisa ultimately came to look at life through the eyes of helping others.

Clinical psychologist, author, public speaker, and founder and director of Digital Citizen Academy Lisa Strohman has held titles for several institutions and organizations. From working with the FBI to being a member of the American Bar Association and past Chair of the American Psychological Association Committee, she has a great number of experiences under her belt. She uses all of her experiences today to educate others on mental health and raise awareness for technology wellness.
Dr. Lisa Strohman is a clinical psychologist, author, public speaker, and the founder and director of Digital Citizen Academy. She established Digital Citizen Academy to proactively prevent and educate students, educators, and parents on the issues resulting from technology use and misuse. Dr. Strohman has spent more than a decade working with adolescents and families in her private practice and a career working with schools to address challenges with student mental health and well-being.

In addition, Dr. Strohman was a Visiting Scholar for the FBI working on homicidal pedophilia when a Columbine occurred giving her the opportunity to be on the front lines of how technology impacts our youth. She has continued to work with law enforcement and the FBI on safety and cybercrimes involving adolescents, while also lending her knowledge and guidance to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Dr. Strohman holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of California, Davis, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and later earned a Ph.D. and J.D., completing a joint integrated program in Law and Psychology at Villanova and Drexel Universities with honors. She was an active member of the American Bar Association, a past Chair of the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Legal Issues, and a current member of Pinnacle Forum. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx