Hello from Bob Basque, LCSW
Welcome to the journey of counseling!
Meet your Therapist!
Why do counseling with me?
If you consider reaching out to me for therapy, there are probably a couple of things at the top of your mind.
1. Will I be able to help you with your specific problem?
2. You probably want to know if I know what I'm doing.
I hope that you will find that your answers are a resounding "YES!"
I offer a free 15-minute consultation call for us to determine if counseling is the next right step.
You will find I am direct, solution-focused, and positive while still being understanding and kind.
Unfortunately, life is not always easy if you are a member of the LGBTQ community.
Many of us came of age as HIV/AIDS was devastating our community. And, whether you are HIV-negative or HIV-positive, you may have lived through the trauma of the 1980s and 1990s. Or, maybe you are younger and grew up with HIV as an unspoken worry.
Do you feel stuck, down, or anxious, or are your relationships in the ditch?
Perhaps, you find making new friends a bit "tricky," and you worry about the future.
The gay community seems so "youth" focused, and you just feel invisible!
Maybe you drink or do drugs more than you would like.
Perhaps you are struggling with the aches and pains of getting older and the associated losses.
You have tried to get back on track, but nothing seems to be working.
That's where I come in!
This will not be your parent's therapy - where the therapist smiles and nods.
Instead, I use modern, effective, and well-tested therapy approaches (ACT, CBT, and Narrative Therapy).
When working with me, you should begin to feel better sooner rather than later. I will sincerely listen to you and help you make positive strides in directions that are meaningful for you.
You deserve to have a therapist that genuinely gets you!
Schedule a free 15-minute consultation to find out if therapy with me might be just the thing you need to start feeling better and getting your life back on track!
There is hope; even if you are feeling pretty hopeless - reach out now, and your future self will be so glad you did!
I love working with our community because I, too, am a community member.
I know deeply what it's like to struggle with some of these commonplace issues that face the LGBTQ community (depression, anxiety, substance misuse, HIV, aging, gender questions, etc.).
I have helped many people get back on track, and I'm confident I can help you do the same. It is not always easy, but it was well worth the effort!
I won't be "the" expert on your life (although I have some expertise to guide us).
Instead, we will explore together as we find YOUR unique path to healing.
Therapy is not always a walk in the park. Sometimes it can even be downright painful to look at easily avoided things. However, on the other side of these issues, one can find some relative peace and comfort, and I am willing to be there with you for every step of the journey.
I tend to work best with folks who have tried many methods to solve their problems and come up short. You likely are so sick of dealing with the problem that you are ready to get to work and make a few life changes. But, deep down, you know things can improve with effort and help.
I have worked with many people with different problems, including people with severe mental illnesses (schizophrenia, bipolar, etc.) and those suffering from depression and anxiety.
I will use proven methods to solicit your feedback on how therapy is working and make adjustments utilizing your feedback after each session.
Schedule a free 15-minute consultation to find out if therapy with me might be the beginning of your path to wholeness.
Click the button below now for your free call!
"Finally, good therapy for HIV + folks!"
Starfish Mental Health
Serving all of California, including Palm Springs, SAN DIEGO, Los Angeles, and San Francisco
777 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 200
Palm Springs, CA 92262-6784
Copyright © 2022
Bosco Therapy Licensed Clinical Social Work Professional Corporation
Doing Business As Starfish Mental Health - All Rights Reserved.
California BBS License #110772 - Licensed Clinical SOcial Worker
The content on this website is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical, health or psychological advice. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please seek immediate medical attention. If you are experiencing a psychiatric or psychological emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.