Experienced Clinical Counselor joins CareSouth Carolina’s Hartsville team
CareSouth Carolina welcomes Jocelyn E. Boyer, LMSW, as the newest provider at the Hartsville medical office.
Boyer, a Clinical Counselor, was born in Detroit, MI. The first few years of her life were spent in Tokyo, Japan, and she later moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico with her father’s company. There she lived for the next 15 years before moving to High Point, North Carolina to attend college. After college, she lived in many states before deciding to make South Carolina her “forever home”.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at High Point University (High Point, NC) and earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at the University of New England (Portland, ME). She is currently pursuing her doctorate in psychology. Although Boyer and her husband traveled around the country, something kept calling them back to the Carolinas.
“I fell in love with the Carolinas and it ultimately drew us back here,” Boyer said.
Boyer offers individual, family and child and adolescent counseling (ages five and up), as well as marriage and couples counseling. She also provides opioid education and complex/dual diagnosis mental health therapy.
“As a little girl, I always counseled my friends,” Boyer said. “I was known for asking ‘How does that make you feel?’ I’ve always cherished the ability to help people and I believe that with counseling, the smallest amount of empathy can heal the largest wound.”
Before coming to CareSouth Carolina, Boyer worked as a Licensed Social Worker for Genesis Healthcare Inc., as well as a Mental Health Therapist and Clinician for SMA Healthcare in St. Augustine, FL. Boyer was also involved in several key projections, including Opioid Consultation and Education (Genesis Behavioral Healthcare), Crisis Intervention Sensitivity Training (St. John’s County Police Department- FL); Florida Assertive Care Team (FACT) and as a Field Supervisor for SMA Healthcare.
Working in an FQHC (Federally-Qualified Healthcare Center), Boyer has the opportunity to work with patients that may not be able to afford care otherwise.
“Here, everyone has the opportunity to gain access to healthcare,” Boyer said. “We’re all working together and through integrated medicine, we’re able to treat both the body and the mind.”
Outside of work, Boyer said she enjoys reading, spending time with her husband, and snow skiing, especially along the beautiful mountain ranges of Jackson, Wyoming.
To schedule an appointment with Jocelyn Boyer, please call 843-332-3422.
CareSouth Carolina is a private, non-profit community health center delivering patient-centered health and life services in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. CareSouth Carolina operates centers in Bennettsville, Bishopville, Cheraw, Chesterfield, Dillon, Hartsville, Lake View, Latta, McColl and Society Hill.
Services provided by CareSouth Carolina include family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, women services, OB/GYN, HIV/ AIDS primary care, dental, chiropractic services, pharmacy, substance-use prevention, geriatrics, social services, clinical counseling, laboratory, 4D ultrasound, x-ray, migrant services and veterans choice provider