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About Joseph Ritchey, LISW-CP

Joseph Ritchey earned his Bachelor of Science from Penn State in Public Policy, his Master of Public Health, and his Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California. Joseph became a licensed clinical social worker in 2004 and earned his certificate in Gerontology. He specializes in substance use disorders and is a certified addiction counselor.  Joseph also served on the SCAADAC board for certified addiction counselors. Joseph chose the mental health field because he found that when he talked to people about their problems, they responded favorably. He has worked with people with addiction problems and co-occurring disorders since the 1980s and enjoys working with people and seeing them get relief from the problems they are experiencing. He is most passionate about helping people find the peace that seems to escape them. His overall care philosophy and objective for patients can be described as: he meets the patient where they are and avoids having his own agenda for them. He wants the patient to dictate what they want, and he asks the patient if they would like assistance with ideas in achieving those desired goals. 

Partial List of Treatment Areas

  • Major Life Change: grief, divorce, etc
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anorexia/Bulimia
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating / Other
  • Bipolar
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Disorder
  • Couples/Marital Therapy
  • Depression
  • Parent/Child Concerns
  • Drug Use (non-opioid)
  • Pain Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • badge-3 TelehealthSignifies the completion of a mental health telehealth training program

Education & Certifications

– Master of Social Work from University of South Carolina
– Master of Public Health from University of South Carolina
– Bachelor of Social Sciences from Pennsylvania State University
– Certified Addictions Counselor II

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna SC
  • Tricare SC
  • Cigna SC
  • Medcost SC
  • Medicare SC
  • UBH SC
  • Humana SC



October 27, 2021

I am Sean s caregiver and I can see that he enjoys speakin g with Joe R. I am able to get i to the virtual appt and set it up for him with no problem.


October 15, 2021

Helped me understand my ADD a little better and intial suggestions were helpful


October 14, 2021

Very patient and supportive


October 14, 2021

Very easy person to talk to


October 13, 2021

Conversation is extremely comfortable


October 7, 2021

I was impressed with Joe's ability to pick up the root of my emotions quickly and offer viable explanations.


October 5, 2021

Yes when he told me I had a disease that needed treatment instead of me feeling weak and and depressed over the fact that I couldn t control my alcoholism.


September 21, 2021

He listened to me and showed me how much he is going to care about my well-being. I felt very comfortable on my first appointment. He is excellent doctor and I look forward to all my future appointments.


September 16, 2021

In a short amount of time, I have been helped a great deal!


September 9, 2021

The entire experience was very comfortable.


August 26, 2021

Joseph really listened to what I had to say


August 26, 2021

I feel that this provider was able to understand and meet my needs, and I felt comfortable opening up to him.


August 19, 2021

Really listened to what I said


August 13, 2021

Just overall, amazing.


August 3, 2021

I felt he was empathetic to what I was going through


July 12, 2021

Just extremely comfortable with Jr.


June 24, 2021

It was a very pleasurable satisfying first visit. I look forward to my next visit with Joseph.


June 18, 2021

He is just easy to talk to


June 9, 2021

The entire process was quick and easy. I registered online as a new patient and had a virtual appointment scheduled for the following week. The initial process took less than 45 minutes! It was my first time having a virtual appointment. The instructions to connect with my provider were clear and easy to understand. My appointment went very smoothly. My provider was terrific. Overall, I was very pleased with my experience.


June 3, 2021

Took his time and listened to me!


May 7, 2021

He was easy to talk to. Everything was super easy, appreciate that.


May 6, 2021

I felt like I found the right person for me. I m not being coddled, and I get to ask myself some tough questions that I didn t know to ask. So glad I was referred here!!


April 29, 2021

All around he has been very thorough.


April 27, 2021

Joe was very insightful. No complaints.

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas. Please note that we plan to be open for appointments; however, be aware that power outages may be widespread which may impact telehealth and other appointments. We may not know until the last minute in all of our locations on Tuesday. Please be patient. We will waive missed appointment charges on Tuesday, August 4th in light of complications from the weather. If you and your provider are unable to connect, we will reach out to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.