Tatiana Daughtrey Coffman, LMSW, IBCLC
My journey into the field of women's health and wellness began many moons ago (over 16 years ago, now) when, as a new mother, I felt overwhelmed, isolated, and in need of support. Fortunately, a friend introduced me to some local groups where I learned I wasn’t alone and where I met women who are still my friends to this day. I also realized during this time how important and powerful it can be to have the support of other women while adjusting to the role of motherhood.
Those early experiences informed my desire to help other mothers as I had been helped, and in 2006 I became an accredited La Leche League Leader and volunteer mother-to-mother peer supporter.
In 2009, I completed the requirements to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and have had the privilege of providing breastfeeding support in diverse settings including my private practice, an outpatient hospital facility, and a community health center.
My work with postpartum women and my personal experiences inspired me to earn a graduate degree in social work and become a therapist so that I could better meet the needs of my clients. My training in both social work and lactation provides me with a unique skill set and the ability to provide an expanded level of support.
I have advanced training and experience in the areas of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, women’s health, parenting, and chronic illness. I work with clients on a wide range of topics that many mothers and families experience, particularly during pregnancy, postpartum, and the early parenting years.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband, four children, and our two dogs. My free time is often spent curled up with a good book, attending kids’ sporting events, and once in awhile, karaoke.
About North Star Wellness
The North Star has long been relied upon as a source of guidance and navigation. It is a constant fixture in an ever-changing sky and, even when there are storms or clouds that obscure its view, eventually, the North Star becomes visible again.
The mission of North Star Wellness is to provide support to clients using a compassionate, strengths-based approach that assists individuals and families as they work through challenges and find their own version of a "North Star."
In addition to being a symbol of support, "North Star Wellness" pays tribute to my dear sister Astrid, who passed away in 2015 from complications of Type 1 Diabetes. Her name means “divine beauty and strength” and some sources state it is Old Norse for “star.” While she is no longer physically with her loved ones, Astrid will forever be my personal North Star: a never-ending source of light, guidance, beauty, and strength.