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Therapy with Tina Sadri M.A., MFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (Social Media Disorders)
Tina Sadri’s work experience and training includes working at F.A.C.E.S (a non-profit agency) as part of her internship and being trained to treat clients with cognitive behavioral therapy- her training included doing therapy with low income families dealing with a variety of problems, including but not limited to; divorce, co-parenting, court-ordered reunification cases, co-parenting for divorced parents, play therapy with children, individual suffering from symptoms of anxiety & depression, and couples therapy.
Later in her training, she worked at a private practice under the supervision of Bernard Schwartz treating a variety of cases with individual, couples & families furthering her training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
· Bachelors in Psychology from the university of Irvine California
· Masters of Science in the field of Marriage and Family therapy from Alliant International University
· Licensed by the board of Behavioral Sciences
Specializing in: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Problems, OCD, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder,
Eating Disorders, PTSD, Addictions, Relationship Issues, Women’s Issues,
Child and Family, Marriage Counseling, Social Media Disorder (SMD)
What is Therapy?
Psychotherapy is a process that’s a lot like learning. You discover ways to overcome difficulties, develop inner strength and skills to deal with stressful situations.
What do Therapist Do?
Therapy includes talking and listening, building trust, and receiving support and guidance. At the beginning sessions are focused on discussing what you'd like to work on and setting goals.
What is Talk Therapy?
Tina Sadri is a compassionate therapist with the education and professional training to understand problems, concerns and symptoms that you may be having. She works with you during "talk therapy" to develop inner strengths and skills, or make changes. She has addressed the current issues on social media by helping parents and children to identify and deal with social media disorders (SMD).
Her book will be a tool that identifies symptoms and provides solutions. Understanding how to navigate social media in a healthy manner is necessary since more and more people have accepted online communications into their personal life. Learning to socialize using the spoken word is new for the current generation. Tina’s advice to clients and parents is to turn off the phone and talk the old-fashioned way.
What is SMD?
Social Media Disorder is anything that affects you in an addictive manner or makes you feel digitally devastated.
When someone is having problems they often feel isolated and alone. This has become more of an issue due to the excessive use of social media which has changed has we communicate with cyber “Friends”. More and more people feel isolated and relate to the world based on unrealistic feelings of popularity. In fact, by posting a “Selfie” (self photo) they are exposing themselves to strangers whom may express criticism or false praise. The person posting the photo is now emotionally affected by the results. As parents we tell our kids to not speak with strangers. Unknowingly, parents have allowed “internet strangers” to communicate while remaining undetected. Many kids want to feel accepted and communicate daily to hundreds if not thousands of strangers. You can just imagine how this desire for acceptance presents potential harm. There are many Social Media Disorders that have come about in the last 10 years due to expansion of online communications. Young kids are given phones and told to not lose it so and they carry it around with them constantly. This relationship with the phone started the day you gave the phone to your child.
The concern for “cyber-relations” is not limited to the United States. We are now faced with addictive social media junkies who now need to learn how to take a digital pause.