Dr. Joseph P. Boland

Dr. Joseph P. Boland

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Psychologist - SC 442
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Health Net
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • Workers' Compensation
Evening Availability


1024 Wildewood Centre Drive, Suite A
Columbia, South Carolina 29229

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My Approach to Helping

Dr. Boland has a general psychotherapy practice treating children, adolescents and adults since 1988. He specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Behavioral Family Psychotherapy and marital therapy. Patients come to Dr. Joseph Boland for treatment because he does far more than just listen to their problems, he provides clear, precise instructions and feedback. Dr. Boland is compassionate but also firm in his approach which has helped thousands of patients lead more happy and productive lives. Dr. Boland encourages his patients to audiotape their sessions so they can listen to the sessions again at home and take notes. He coaches them to develop skills by completing exercises between sessions. He does not believe in endless therapy that costs you a fortune but rather brief, educational and skills building to teach you the skills needed quickly so that you will no longer need psychotherapy.

When parents bring in their children with child behavioral problems, ADHD, or school problems, Dr. Boland teaches specifically how to correct the behavior. Dr. Boland specializes in teaching self-discipline and self-control to impulsive children, anger management to angry children, and cooperative and compliant behavior to defiant children. Parents quickly learn how to make their children talk respectfully, follow directions, be responsible, and be honest.

With couples, Dr. Boland teaches effective communication skills and conflict resolutions skills. Improving intimacy, closeness and mutual appreciation are common goals. Dr. Boland tries to get both partners to see themselves as part of the solution and gives both suggestions for improving the relationship.

More Info About My Practice

Dr. Boland graduated Summa Cum Laude (top 2%) from the University of Northern Colorado in 1981 and received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 1987. He completed his psychology internship at the Medical College of Georgia and his postdoctoral supervision at G. Werber Bryan Psychiatric Hospital in Columbia, SC. He is licensed by the South Carolina Board of Examiners in Psychology as a clinical psychologist, and he is certified by the Board of Governors of the American Psychological Association College of Professional Psychology in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders. Dr. Boland is a member of the American Psychological Association and the South Carolina Psychological Association.

Drs. Janet and Joseph Boland have been married since 1986 and have two adult children. Jonathan is on the SwimDive team and studying pre-med at the Honors College at the University of South Carolina (USC) and Katherine just graduated from medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and is completing her residency in Internal Medicine at Tulane. The Bolands all enjoy travel and sports.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Dr. Boland evaluates children, adolescents and adults for Attention-DeficitHyperactivity Disorder. There are three types of ADHD
1) Predominantly Inattentive type (used to be called ADD),
2) Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Type, and 3) Combined Type (Inattentive, hyperactive and Impulsive). Most insurance companies will cover both the evaluation and treatment of ADHD.

In treatment, individuals with ADHD may learn skills to improve self-discipline and self-control. Treatment almost always includes psychotherapy to learn coping skills to reduce and sometimes eliminate the symptoms of ADHD. For children, behavioral family psychotherapy is typically recommended that includes both parents if possible and the child. If medication is warranted, Dr. Boland will work with your current physician to help you get proper medical treatment or if you like, refer you to a local physician who has an excellent record of patient satisfaction.

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Dr. Boland has a general psychotherapy practice treating children, adolescents and adults with both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Behavioral Family Therapy (BFT)

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Phobias

Types of Therapy

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