“It is support that sustains us, on the journey we’ve started.”
Hi, I’m Tatiana
If you’ve found me while seeking support for yourself, I am so glad to welcome you here, and hope I can provide you with the help and healing you need.
I strongly believe that support for women is vital, because of my own experiences with postpartum depression and anxiety. I know firsthand what it’s like to feel utterly drained – sleep deprived, lonely, and hopeless. Like you, I sometimes wished my thoughts would just turn off for a minute so I could get a mental break from the non-stop worry, fear, and anxiety.
Depression and anxiety affect our relationships and the ability to think clearly – or to even enjoy the little things. Sometimes to enjoy anything at all feels impossible when you’re in the thick of it. I’ve been where you are! You deserve to be seen, heard and supported.
I also know what it’s like to go through difficult adjustments and loss, life events that are especially hard when you’re trying to parent young children, juggle work/school/kids/life, and can’t even go to the bathroom alone, much less do any kind of “self care.”
When my youngest child was born I went through tough times and a difficult divorce. All of the upheaval and change, along with a new baby and two other young children, was really hard. I needed help to get back to a healthy place and was fortunate to have access to resources that made a difference.
This period in my life was challenging, but those years taught me a lot and inspired me to do what I do today. I’ve survived postpartum depression and I know you can too – we’ve got this.
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Arizona license# LCSW-19413)
- International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
- Certified Perinatal Mental Health Therapist (PMH-C)
- Trained in EMDR, ACT, and DBT
- Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist
- Postpartum Support International (PSI) Arizona Coordinator
- Trained doula and childbirth educator
…that all parents deserve support – regardless of race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, or relationship status.
…are anchored in social justice, anti-racism, and inclusion – which inform both my practice and my everyday life.
…for the physical, emotional, and mental health and wellbeing of women and their families.
North Star Wellness is a therapy practice that specializes in women’s issues and maternal mental health
We are an empowering, compassionate guide, helping you better understand and conquer the anxiety that arises during pregnancy, postpartum, and throughout the complex motherhood journey. We know that healing doesn’t take place during a prescribed period of time and looks different for everyone. No matter what your unique needs and circumstances are, we are here to honor your experience and provide support.
Our vision is to help as many women as possible to feel connected, seen, and heard and to gain strength to heal and empower their motherhood journey.
Our mission is to provide supportive, specialized therapy to women who are suffering from depression and anxiety during pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond. We listen, we care, and we understand the unique struggles mothers experience. Through the use of empathic and compassionate counseling, we help women learn, grow, and thrive, enabling them to feel a renewed sense of inner strength and wellbeing.
A Personal Note:
North Star Wellness is named in honor of my sister Astrid who passed away 5 years ago. Her name means “star” and “divine beauty and strength.”
Astrid will forever be my personal North Star: a never-ending source of light, guidance, beauty, and strength.
meet our support staff
Holly lives in Fort Smith, Arkansas with her husband and four rescue dogs. She graduated from the University of Arkansas and completed her Masters of Healthcare Administration degree at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2014.
She has worked in both the hospital and clinic settings, with roles varying from patient education to clinic management and quality improvement. She started Skinner Solutions in 2019 to support private practice providers and help them succeed.
She reads nonstop, loves yoga and champagne, and is happiest when she is traveling.