Bob  Basque

Bob Basque


Master of Social Work, MSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Not Accepting Online
Palm Springs Accepting In-person
Updated February 9, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Aging related concerns
  • Depression
  • Gender identity & transgender health
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics

Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

Hi, I'm Bob Basque

I am a committed, encouraging, sensible therapist who can help you get your life back on track.

I provide care for those experiencing sadness that seems to last forever, emotions that feel out of control, and feeling empty in life.

What makes me different is that I listen carefully and read between the lines, uncovering what might really be going on underneath. Together, we will figure it out.

Being a therapist is an honor. I love guiding people toward figuring stuff out and seeing them finally get their desired life back. The most rewarding thing about being a therapist is providing encouragement during life's challenges.

I am 100% committed to helping you get back to living life! You need to be ready and work hard, but I know with my help, you can get moving again towards a life you love!


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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)


  • Aetna
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (80min)
  • Group sessions: $60 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

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:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (California)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Tue 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Wed 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Thu 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Fri 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Palm Springs practice
777 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 200, Palm Springs, California 92262
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Tue 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Wed 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Thu 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Fri 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


California: 110772