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Dr. Joseph Boland - Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Boland has a general psychotherapy practice treating children, adolescents and adults .  He has been in private practice since 1988 and specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Behavioral Family Psychotherapy.

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 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 has been married to Dr. Janet U. Boland since 1986.  Dr. Janet Boland is also a licensed psychologist.  They have two adult children.  Jonathan was on the Swim/Dive team and graduated with five school records, including the school record for the fastest 100 backstroke and the fastest 100 butterfly in the history of the University of South Carolina Swim program.  He also had three school records in relays and went to the Olympic Trials in the summer of 2016.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude in pre-med from the Honors College at the University of South Carolina (USC) in May of 2017 .  He currently is a medical student at the Medical University of South Carolina medical school in Charleston.   Katherine graduated from MUSC medical school and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Tulane.  The Bolands enjoy travel and sports.


Dr. Doris Paez - Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Doris Páez has over 30 years of experience with psychological and psychoeducational services for children, adolescents, young adults, adults and families. She is fluent in Spanish and holds unique credentials as a trained bilingual psychologist. Dr. Páez also counts with extensive work experiences in higher education, government, non-profit and healthcare sectors. Her credentials include a B.A (Psychology), M.A (Behavioral Sciences & Education) and Ed.S. (School Psychology) from the University of South Florida, as well as a Ph.D. (Psychology/School Psychology) from the University of Florida. She completed a pre-doctoral psychology internship in rehabilitation psychology and post-doctoral psychology residencies in emotional disorders and developmental pediatrics. Dr. Páez is a graduate of the prestigious Liberty Fellowship program, a two-year, Aspen Institute inspired training for leaders for the state of South Carolina. She is a licensed South Carolina psychologist since 2000 and a nationally certified school psychologist since 1987. Dr. Paez is the author of over 200 publications and has presented at over 800 local, state and national events, including conference keynote and commencement addresses. She is a recipient of several service awards, including the National Association of School Psychologists’ Presidential Award and the City of Winston-Salem’s (North Carolina) Outstanding Women Leaders Award. She is the mother of two adult children who will be attending South Carolina State University and Florida State University in the fall of 2019.    


Dr. Claire Phillips - Licensed Psychologist

Claire Carpenter Phillips, PsyD is a licensed psychologist in South Carolina with experience in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults.  A native of West Virginia and the Appalachian southeast, Dr. Phillips completed her Bachelor of Arts in psychology at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.  She completed her Masters of Social Work at West Virginia University, where she worked with adolescents and adults with substance use disorders at the WVU School of Medicine Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry.  She earned her Masters of Arts and her Doctorate of Psychology in clinical psychology at Marshall University in Huntington West Virginia (APA-Accredited), where she completed practicum experiences at the Marshall University Psychology Clinic working with university students, Marshall University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics conducting assessment and treatment of children and adolescents, as well as the West Virginia Children’s Rural Health Project providing psychological services in rural schools and the Head Start Program providing consultation in Head Start preschool classrooms.  Dr. Phillips completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Devereux Foundation in (APA-Accredited) Malvern, Pennsylvania working with adolescents residing in a residential treatment facility with disruptive behavior disorders, developmental disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Dr. Phillips completed her post-doctoral training at the Child NeuroBehavioral Center for Health and Wellness in Augusta, Georgia, where she received additional training in clinical and neuropsychological assessment of children and adolescents for learning disorders, developmental disorders, ADHD, behavioral disorders, and emotional problems as well as further training in the treatment of trauma and behavioral problems in children and adolescents.  

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Drs. Boland, Paez and Phillips are experienced in treating a wide array of issues and disorders.

We provide evaluation and treatment for ADD and AD/HD, Mood Disorders, Anger Management, Child/Adolescent Behavioral Problems, Conduct problems, Family transitions (step-family integration), Alcohol, Drug, Gambling & other addictions, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, OCD, Depression, Stress, Eating Disorders, Weight loss, Grief Counseling, Individual Counseling, Couples/Marital Counseling, and Intimacy Issues.   We provided psychoeducational for School under achievement, low motivation and learning disabilities and psychological testing for children, adolescents and adults for emotional and mental health issues. 

Patients typically start with a diagnostic interview.   Patients come to us for treatment because we do much more than just listen to their problems.   We work hard to be compassionate, yet firm, an approach that has helped thousands of patients lead more happy and productive lives.  We always try to provide clear, precise feedback and instructions on how to correct problems.  Most patients choose to audiotape their sessions so they can listen to the sessions again at home and take notes.  Skills are developed by completing exercises between sessions. We do not believe in endless therapy that costs you a fortune. Our educational and skills building approach teaches patients the skills they need so they quickly no longer need psychotherapy.     With child behavioral problems, AD/HD, and school problems, we teach parents specifically how to correct the behavior.  Dr. Boland specializes in teaching self-discipline and self-control to impulsive children.  Parents learn how to make their children talk respectfully, follow directions, be responsible, and be honest.     With couples, Dr. Boland teaches communication skills and effective conflict resolutions skills.  Improving intimacy is a common goal.  Both partners are seen as part of the solution and given suggestions for improving the relationship.  

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Call Dr. Boland & Associates Now - (803) 781-4265 Dr. Boland, Dr. Phillips and Dr. Paez all evaluate children, adolescents and adults for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.  There are three types of AD/HD 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 AD/HD. In treatment, individuals with AD/HD 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 AD/HD.  For children, behavioral family psychotherapy is typically recommended that includes both parents if possible and the child.  If medication is warranted, Drs. Boland, Phillips and Paez 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.

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Our Therapy


Depression & Anxiety

Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. 



Trauma & PTSD

Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. 




Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both couples and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.     



Bobby C. Columbia SC (Healthgrades)

***** CBT was great! Dr. Boland was Great! No more depression, panic or anxiety and no more medication! Bobby C. Columbia SC (Healthgrades)

Jennifer F. Columbia SC (Healthgrades).


I was In a really bad marriage and Dr. Boland really helped me cope with the divorce process. He was nonjudgmental and supportive, did not push religion and helped me become emotionally strong! 

Steve B. Columbia SC (Healthgrades).


Dr. Boland gives sound advice. If you want the truth, good or bad, go see him. If you want someone with no opinion or just tells you what you want to hear, go somewhere else. Some people do not want to hear what they are doing wrong. Dr. Boland is all about personal responsibility!

L. Jones, Columbia, SC


Dr. Boland is the discipline guru of South Carolina. He will teach you how to effectively discipline your children so they listen to directions the first time without attitude, talk respectfully to others, act responsibly and follow house and school rules. My children are so much better. Go see him.

Annonymous - Rate MD


Doc is bloody brilliant! Every question I had, he had a well thought out, logical, impressive answer.   He has obviously been a psychologist for long time and knows all the pitfalls and solutions.   He is very knowledgeable and competent.   I will definitely go back to him in the future if I ever need to again.   He had me audio record his feedback so I could take it home and listen again and take notes which was quite helpful.  Most doctors are too insecure to let you record them.  He said he likes to do it with all his patients as his goal is to work himself out of a job by teaching me how to cope and handle even the most difficult situations.  

Annonymous - Rate MD


Saved my life! He is straight to the point, gives honest feedback, tells you exactly what you need to do, gives you good options, provides sound advice.  Staff lady is also very nice.  

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Dr. Joseph Boland & Associates

Dr. Joseph Boland & Associates 1024 Wildewood Centre Drive, Suite A Columbia, SC 29229 US

(803) 781-4265


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