Meet The Team
“When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” – Mattie Stepanek
Dr. Jessica Tallman, DC
Hello! My name is Dr. Jessica, and I am a chiropractor and the owner of Mind and Body Family Wellness. After almost six years of being an associate DC at a fabulous clinic, I decided to branch out and create my own brand of chiropractic care – one that focuses heavily on the emotional component of nervous system health, along with the physical and chemical components.
Working together, you and I will explore the physical, chemical and emotional patterns you have developed over time that affect your personal expression of health. At each appointment, we will process and release old patterns that no longer serve you and create new patterns that allow you to thrive in a life you love living. I incorporate chiropractic adjusting, emotional balancing, and nutritional guidance tailored to each person’s individual needs to help you shed the old and embrace the new.
My favorite part of the job? Developing relationships with each person and witnessing the powerful changes that occur as you learn to listen to your body’s messages.
Check out our services page to see if my brand of chiropractic care can help you!
What do I do when I’m not at the office? I am blessed to be the mommy of three beautiful girls and wife to my handsome hubby since 2007. I enjoy singing the National Anthem at Royals games, performing my own Facebook Live concerts (ha!), planning themed birthday parties, reading a good book, exercising, and soaking up the great outdoors.
I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you better!
Dr. Carlyn Van Blaricum, DC
Hey there! I’m Dr. Carlyn Van Blaricum – Dr. Carly for short. I’m a Kansas City native, I grew up right here in Olathe! I attended the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk!) in Lawrence, Kansas, and I earned my Bachelor of Science in Organismal Biology. I then packed my bags and moved to Davenport, Iowa to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic. It was there that I met my husband, Dr. Jamie Paquette, on our very first day of school. We have a 5-month-old son named Oliver, and two fur babies named Ozzy and Moon!
I love being a chiropractor, and I love the opportunity to see my patients become the best version of themselves possible. My chiropractic specialty is pregnancy, pediatrics, and sports. As a runner myself, I love adjusting knees, ankles, wrists – you name it! I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with men, women, pregnant moms, and babies as young as 18 hours old. I utilize a variety of Chiropractic techniques including manual, full spine and extremity adjusting, Webster Technique, and instrument adjusting such as Activator method. Because I firmly believe that our bodies consist of mind, body, and spirit, I also practice the energy healing method, Reiki, to address emotional and spiritual needs.
I am so, so excited and honored to serve you and your family on your Chiropractic journey! See you soon!
Dr. Chelsey Holstrom, DC
Hi! My name is Dr. Chelsey. I’m so excited to be serving you as a Doctor of Chiropractic! Chiropractic is actually a second career for me (and the best)! I graduated from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, then moved to the Kansas City area and started working in healthcare management. I always knew that I wanted to help people but felt that something was missing and that I wasn’t quite in my dream career. Making the choice to go back to school for chiropractic was one of the easiest decisions I’ve made, and I love helping people through the Chiropractic paradigm!
I believe our bodies are uniquely designed to function and heal from above-down, inside-out. Together we will address the physical, chemical, and emotional components that may be having adverse effects on your health. I am so very excited to work with you on our journey toward optimal well-being in mind, body, and spirit.
Outside the office, I enjoy relaxing at home with my family, being outside in the sunshine, watching movies, and I love when I have the opportunity to take a good hot bath. I live in Raymore, Missouri with my husband, Chad, our boys Jayden and Logan, and our two dogs, Nahla and Neo.
I look forward to getting to know you and to helping you achieve your wellness goals!
Nicole Brownell, Licensed Massage Therapist
Nicole Brownell is a licensed massage therapist. She is a talented body worker who brings compassion and professionalism to her sessions. Nicole offers both therapeutic massage to relieve muscle pain and relaxing massage sessions to invigorate your spirit. Having training in both massage therapy and energy work, she uses her intuition and trained ability to work in tandem with your body’s innate ability to heal itself.
Nicole has been married for 20 years to a wonderful husband and is a mother to children both here in the physical world as well as in the spirit world. Experiencing a loss of a child has taught her to have a tremendous amount of compassion for others and has given her the ability to hold space for those who are suffering. Nicole is a very spiritual person who is continuously learning in her spiritual growth journey.
Allie Bilyeu, Licensed Massage Therapist
My name is Allie and I am a massage therapist at Mind and Body Family Wellness. I grew up in Lake of the Ozarks, MO. As I went through my own health/healing journey, I found myself fascinated with the mind-body connection. This created a desire for me to help the greater collective through massage therapy. I studied Massage Therapy at the RealLife Integrative School of Massage & Bodywork and have certifications through FSMTB & NCBTMB.
I’m passionate about helping others with their expression of health and wellness, cultivating bonds, providing calming and nurturing environments for individual’s growth, and helping through bodywork the well-being of mind, body, and soul. Each session, I intuitively listen and ask the patient’s body for what it needs to experience relief, physically and emotionally.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my pets and partner, reading/learning, weight-lifting/yoga, and being in nature (particularly near any body of water).
I look forward to meeting you and helping you experience greater health and wellness!
Beverly Lynch – Dipl. OM., L.AC. – BYKOTA Acupuncture
Beverly graduated from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2013. This is an intense three year accelerated Master’s program that is compiled of 2,850 hours of education with over 1,000 hours of clinical experience. Previously, she received her Associates of Science degree in Veterinary Technology at Colorado Mountain College. Beverly has always been interested in Alternative Medicine and found Traditional Chinese Medicine to be the perfect answer. It focuses on treating both the root and branch of disease and ailments. With acupuncture and it’s other modalities and Chinese herbs, true healing is possible. She is also educated on Battlefield Acupuncture, Auricular Therapy, Japanese Moxibustion, and Dr. Tung’s Acupuncture.
Karen Davenport, Office Manager
As one of the friendly faces of the front office, my goal is to ensure patients receive a warm welcome and outstanding service. As the Office Manager, I’m responsible for implementing all the office procedures and use my organizational skills to ensure the office runs smoothly and efficiently. I’ve held a variety of manager and administrative roles while building my skillset and experience. I’m very interested in health and wellness. I continue to learn and grow daily from the wealth of knowledge the office brings.
I have 3 amazing children, Jaimie, Ryan and Jenna plus a bonus son Byron and 5 grandchildren, Kaylin, Kolby, Emma, Lawson and Maddi ~ who are my absolute pride and joy. We enjoy spending lots of time together whether it be running to sporting activities, traveling, lake trips, holidays or just a random Saturday ~ making memories. I love DIY home projects, sushi, winery with friends, enjoying boutiques, crafting, and gardening.
I’m happy to answer your questions, schedule appointments, and resolve any concerns you may have. My goal is to have a warm, happy family environment with every visit. I love being part of the Mind and Body Family Wellness family.
Deidra joined our team in 2022 to assist in making our Welcome Area even more friendly and inviting. Expect to see a smile on her face and an eagerness to help you get what you need at the front desk!
Deidra grew up in North Carolina, Arizona, and Ohio. She has been married since Halloween 2020, and relocated to Kansas City in 2021 for her husband to pursue his Doctorate in Psychology. They have two rambunctious cats, Fig & Dipper!
Working with people, meeting all kinds of folks, and building connections are her favorite parts of the job. In her free time you can find her reading, crafting, foraging, or hunting for treasures in antique malls!