CareSouth Carolina welcomes new Behavioral Health provider to its Society Hill facility
CareSouth Carolina welcomes Chatonia Smalls, a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional to its Society Hill office.
Smalls specializes in Integrative Mental and Physical Health Care aimed at patients with chronic and complex diseases. It combines conventional and complementary medicine practices. Care may include chiropractic care, yoga and meditation.
“What lead me to my profession is that as a child I always had a desire to help others,” Smalls said. “As I studied and matured, I realized that empowering others to help themselves is more effective and increases the chances of individual maintenance.”
“What I love most about what I do is the look on my client’s face when they realize that they have made a breakthrough in their care,” said Smalls. “More so, that they had the answer within them the entire time. I am very passionate about the inclusion of physical activity and nutrition in self-care. I incorporate this passion by educating our patients when discussing emotional health.”
Smalls earned her Bachelor of Social Work from Coker College and a Master of Social Work from the University of South Carolina at Columbia.
Outside of work, Smalls enjoys listening to music, couponing and gardening. “I get lost in the pleasure that they bring, she said. “They are also my favorite coping mechanisms for managing stress.”
CareSouth Carolina is a private, nonprofit 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.