Inspirational Interview: Dr. Stephanie Mahan | Charlotte Nicole - Photographer, Doula & Influencer in Houston, TX

When you walk into a chiropractic office with your two young children, in a brand new city that you know close to no one in yet, and they make you feel like family within five minutes of walking through the doors, you know you have just struck gold.

Discover Chiropractic & Wellness is a chiropractic office like none I have ever seen before (and I have a lot of experience in this department after three giant moves in my adult life, all while seeking and utilizing chiropractic care). They care about the health of their patients to the core, and provide a welcoming space to curate an atmosphere of encouragement and relief.

What, or who, inspired you to choose your profession?
— Charlotte Nicole

My dad. I've been under chiropractic care my entire life and I attribute my health, happiness and success to chiropractic. I've seen from a very young age how chiropractic changes lives for the better and knew that's what I wanted to do for the rest of my life– help families in my community move out of constant "survival mode" and into "thrival mode"!

What kind of training went into becoming an expert in your profession?
— Charlotte Nicole

In addition to 6 years of college and obtaining my doctorate in chiropractic, I also have gone to countless weekend seminars with the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) on pediatric, perinatal and family care so I can best serve my community. I also worked a lot with athletes during school while I was an internationally competitive powerlifter, so my chiropractic toolkit always has something in it that works for everyone!

What is the hardest thing about your profession?
— Charlotte Nicole

In the past, I've seen the misconceptions the general public has about chiropractic care. Also, it's pretty difficult to walk into two chiropractic offices in the same town and walk out with the same care/education/understanding about how chiropractic works with and for the body. It's my goal to change the way people view chiropractic care and help them see that it is the best tool to have in your healthcare toolbox if you want to live a long and healthy life!

What is the most fulfilling part of your profession?
— Charlotte Nicole

The most fulfilling part of my profession is seeing my practice members begin to accomplish things they once thought were too far out of reach. Whether it's being able to simply walk through the airport unassisted, being able to digest food properly, feel more in tune with their body, live pain free, sleep more easily and peacefully, be able to stay focused at work/school, etc. I absolutely love seeing my patients discover, transform and awaken their true selves and their unlimited life potential!

Anyone who knows Discover, knows you are not a “one man show,” what are the names of the people who work alongside you that making your positive impact possible?
— Charlotte Nicole

Dr. Mick Mahan (my father, chiropractor, conscious language coach), Traci Mahan, CHC (my mother, health coach, weight loss consultant), and Ashley Helyar (front office manager).

Where does your inspiration come from to continue pursuing your career in this line of work?
— Charlotte Nicole

I am passionate about empowering families and individuals to live life to their fullest potential--physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I am inspired by the healing power of our innate intelligence when I am able to remove interferences in my patient's nervous system so that it better controls the body and all of its functions, therefore allowing them to live more fulfilled and happy lives. I am inspired when I see kiddos go from not sleeping well, not being able to focus at home/school, and being constantly sick to being more social, calm, happy, focused and healthy! I am inspired when I have a pregnant momma get relief from the pains that come with growing a human being and see her actually be able to enjoy that process. I am inspired everyday when I see my patients overcome past obstacles and learn to listen and trust their body fully. I am inspired by human potential!

How does choosing this path allow you to give back to our community?
— Charlotte Nicole

Our biggest asset in this life is our health. Without our health, we cannot be the parents, teachers, doctors, preachers, students, siblings or friends that we truly desire to be! If we lose our health, it's the only thing we want to get back. My goal is to educate our community on the importance of the nervous system and how physical, chemical and emotional stress plays a huge factor into our overall wellbeing and expressions of health. Being proactive and making sure that your brain is controlling your immune system, digestive system, musculoskeletal system, etc. is vital to living a long and happy life! The more nervous system balance and function we have, the better, and therefore we will have a happier and healthier community in the long run.

What are you able to offer to our community in your profession?
— Charlotte Nicole

I imagine my office as an oasis of healing, connection, and empowerment. A place for anyone from any walk of life to come and feel like family. We are a tribe of people here to help you heal from the wounds and stressors in your life, reconnect with your innate self, empower you with education about how your body functions and show you your unlimited potential! Our nervous systems are under a tremendous amount of stress in our rushed, busy, chaotic lives and chiropractic is a safe, natural and effective way to 'restart' your inner 'computer' and help it do it's job properly– running you! In our office we will perform a full functional assessment, take x-rays (if necessary) in order to identify specific underlying issues, run a sEMG scan to measure how efficiently your body uses it's energy, and present a report of findings and plan of action on how we will work as a team to remove the cause of your health issues to get you back to being you!

What is the most important thing you want people to know about you?
— Charlotte Nicole

I LOVE what I do! I love seeing people change from merely surviving in their everyday life to thriving! I love seeing families come together and continually make positive changes with fun and ease. I believe in the innate healing power of the body, and if your innate is under stress I know it's dimming the bright light you are meant to be in this world. I choose to live in a community where we can all shine bright and be our best selves without the interference of sickness and dis-ease. Health comes from the inside out, and I have the skills to bring that out in every person I care for.

How does your career impact your personal life?
— Charlotte Nicole

I eat, sleep, and breathe chiropractic. I was born into a chiropractic family and it's a huge part of who I am! Every day I am doing something related to my business or chiropractic, and it has opened so many amazing doors and opportunities in my life. My career is personal, my career is me. I wouldn't have it any other way!

What’s your favorite quote?
— Charlotte Nicole

“You never know how far reaching something you think, say or do today, will affect the lives of millions tomorrow.”

-BJ Palmer, Developer of Chiropractic

Houston is blessed to have this incredible team at Discover Chiropractic & Wellness. They clearly care about the people that walk through their doors, and most importantly that they leave healthier than they did when they walked in.

Are you a local business owner in the greater Houston area? Do you provide a service that supports women and families throughout pregnancy, birth and/or postpartum,? Let’s collaborate! Get in touch with me about applying for your Inspirational Interview today!