Depression and anxiety, self-doubt, and fear. They seem to be all-consuming for a lot of us and social media doesn’t exactly help. Social media often makes things worse for us. Tina Sadri agrees but recognizes there is a flip side and she has dedicated her life to it.
Tina Sadri has many hats. For starters, she is a psychotherapist turned fashionista. She can also be considered a Digital Creator or Instagram influencer. It’s a fitting title, as she has over 300 thousand followers on Instagram and for good reason. Her career started in psychotherapy where she provided Cognitive Behavioral Therapy services or “talk therapy” to her clients but when she had her second child and experienced postpartum depression–her life took a dramatic shift.
From that point on, Tina Sadri’s perspective on life and worldview took a turn for the better. Her postpartum was intense and she found herself wondering if she would ever come out of it. If she did–she vowed she would create a blog about it and that’s how her Instagram was born. She found herself much more empathic and less judgemental after postpartum. She knew that social media often exacerbates mental health issues so she wanted to portray her social media account a little differently.
Tina Sadri wants to portray balance on her Instagram account because that’s what she is about at her core. “It’s all about balance….don’t tend to one thing and then compromise [on] the other things.” Sadri said. When people scroll through social media– most accounts portray a one-sided view of the person. You’re either in fashion or a psychotherapist but never both on one page. Tina Sadri is changing all of that with her Instagram.
If you see Tina Sadri’s Instagram, she has many titles: “Lifestyle” “Fashion” and “Mental Health”. She believes she shouldn’t have to choose just one, as that is part of the problem with social media. “I can’t take one. I am all of it together.” Sadri explains when people tell her to focus on one thing. So when you see Tina Sadri’s Instagram–you get an experience of a person. You get to see the whole person–someone who is a therapist and loves fashion. She incorporates it all.
Her followers see the whole Tina Sadri. She has pictures of herself in sophisticated outfits and casual outfits. She shows off accessories like purses and jewelry. Sadri even showcases her very own line of luxury eyewear–Sadri Sunglams. She provides “therapy Tuesdays” on her Instagram, where she talks about mental health topics. Sadri shows pictures of her everyday life and pictures of her kids and her husband because all of these things are what encompasses Tina Sadri–making her who she is.
The flip side to social media is you can be who you really are on it. When you show your true self–people can relate and appreciate that and it won’t make them feel bad in the process. Tina Sadri is all about balance and at her core, she is a natural entrepreneur. She has created a living out of living. She’s so passionate about living a balanced life and not getting caught up in social media, that she has even written a book about it: Obsession: Freeing Yourself from Social Media Disorder. Tina Sadri is truly living her truth.