He/Him/HisMaster of Social Work, MSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Bob Basque is a psychotherapist in Palm Springs. He specializes in helping people improve their lives. Many of Bob's clients come in to address anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Bob is particularly passionate about serving people 50 and better (but treats many younger folks, too). He also has advanced training in helping people living with long-term HIV/AIDS.
Bob is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and narrative therapy, in which he will look at what is not working in your life, and together you will make some meaningful adjustments. In the session, Bob focuses on sincerely listening to you, and between sessions, Bob will offer "homework," if desired, that supports and accelerates the work in your sessions. This approach helps clients to begin to feel better sooner rather than later.
Bob's style is direct, honest, and kind. When clients first start therapy, you will get to know each other in a safe and judgment-free zone.
Bob received his MSW from Arizona State University. He has worked at the renowned Gender Health Center in Sacramento. Outside of private practice, He enjoys leisurely weekend trips around California with his husband. The office is conveniently located in downtown Palm Springs with easy parking in a mobility-accessible lot.
Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Aging related concerns - Coping with memory loss, loss of independence, and other physical and/or mental impacts of aging. May include support for family or caregivers and resource planning for changes in living situation.
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 6 years
Starfish Mental Health, Founder/Psychotherapist, 2022 - Present
Gender Health Center, Associate Psychotherapist, 2018 - 2023
Southwest Behavioral Health and Services, Intern Psychotherapist, 2016 - 2018
Arizona State University, MSW, 2018