Welcome to Dr. Joseph Boland & Associates - Psychologists since 1988
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/residency 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 then attended and graduated from medical school at MUSC, the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He is currently completing is residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Louisville.
Katherine was valedictorian of her high school class at Cardinal Newman High School and then graduated from USC Honors College Summa Cum Laude in Pre-med. She then graduated from MUSC medical school in Charleston and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Tulane. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and now completing a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver. The Bolands enjoy travel and sports.
Dr. Oluwatoyin Okei is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate of the South Carolina State Board Examiners for Counselors, Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Dr. Okei is also a Nationally Certified Counselor. Dr. Okei is focused in the practice of treating children, adolescents and adults using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Reflective Therapy in Individual, Couples and Behavioral Family Therapy.
She obtained her Doctorate in Counselor Education from the University of South Carolina in 2017 from the Counselor Education and Supervision program. She received a Master of Science in Education degree with a major in Counselor Education from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh in 2003. Dr, Okei works part time as an Adjunct Faculty at Webster University, Columbia Metropolitan campus where she was awarded the Faculty of the Year in June 2019. Dr. Okei is married with two children.
"Dr. Lynette Lively Cookson (they/them) is a clinical psychologist postdoctoral fellow who specializes in infant and family wellness, perinatal mental health, and evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents. They completed their Clinical Psychology Doctoral training at the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, California, with an emphasis on Child and Family Therapy. Dr. Lively Cookson graduated summa cum laude at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2016 with a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology. They have personal and professional experience with the U.S. military as a former military child dependent, current military spouse, and previously providing therapy for active duty military and dependents.
Dr. Lively Cookson has 5 years of experience working with ADHD, Autism, Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, and Severe Mental Illness in the mental health setting. They are specially trained in trauma-informed care for individuals across the lifespan, and pay special attention to cultural factors and the needs of the whole family system throughout their work. They completed their internship residency at The Help Group community mental health program in Burbank, CA, where they provided ADHD/Autism assessment, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT) and family therapy for children in foster care, and evidence-based therapy groups for children. Although birth to 5 is their specialty, Dr. Lively Cookson has provided successful mental health treatment to adolescent, college-aged, and adult clients.
Dr. Lively Cookson holds a special interest for birth equity, acknowledging the racial and economic disparities in infant and mother deaths in the United States. They are currently completing certification as an Infant Mental Health Specialist with the South Carolina Infant Mental Health Association (SCIMHA) and volunteer for California and South Carolina birth equity initiatives to promote joyous and safe births in the Black/African American Community. Dr. Lively Cookson provides both in-person and Telehealth options for therapy services."
Dr. Jacobs is a general psychiatrist who cares for adult patients who desire treatment for mental health disorders and life stressors. She is a board-certified psychiatrist (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology) since 2003. She has experience treating patients in a variety of settings and a range of psychiatric conditions from mild stress disorders to severe psychiatric illness. She would like the opportunity to work with you in achieving your treatment goals. To learn more, visit jacobspsy.com.
Dr. Jacobs does not accept health insurance. She schedules her own patients so please call directly her at (803) 960-0988 to set up your appointment or inquire about her fees.
Keva, our office manager, will be happy to take your call and schedule you an appointment with one of our psychologists.
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Dr. Joseph Boland & Associates 1024 Wildewood Centre Drive, Suite A, Columbia, SC 29229
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08:00 am – 07:30 pm
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 assistance for School under achievement, low motivation and learning disabilities and psychological testing for children, adolescents and adults for ADHD as well as 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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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.
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.
***** CBT was great! Dr. Boland was Great! No more depression, panic or anxiety and no more medication! Bobby C. 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!
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!
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.
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.
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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Keva will file your insurance for you so you only have to pay your co-pay or deductible!
You can also email Keva at ThePracticeSecure@gmail.com, Mandy, our Office Administrator at Mandy.BolandAssoc@gmail.com, Dr. Boland at JoeBoland@sc.rr.com and Dr. Okei at ColumbiaTherapist@gmail.com.
Please contact us with questions.
Dr. Joseph Boland & Associates 1024 Wildewood Centre Drive, Suite A Columbia, SC 29229 US
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sat: By appointment only