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  • About Alex Basche

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    My Approach & Philosophy

    In my practice, I embrace a positive, strength-based approach that deeply values the power of authenticity and self-compassion, guiding clients through the challenging work necessary for real, lasting change. 

    At the core of my philosophy is a holistic approach that emphasizes not only mental and emotional well-being, but encompasses various aspects of health such as better sleep hygiene, improved nutrition, a more robust social support system, and a sustainable practice of regular exercise—all interconnected elements of the healing process.

    This ‘whole person’ method is used to strengthen connections between the body, emotions, thoughts and behaviors in order to ignite transformative healing and growth. My clinical interventions are always tailored to treat each unique individual and always supported by peer-reviewed research.

    By committing to this process, our goal extends beyond merely reducing your symptoms; it is to help you thrive, finding hope and fulfillment throughout our collaborative journey.

    The gains achieved through our work together are deeply felt by clients and reflected in quantifiable treatment milestones. My therapeutic process is thus also designed to empower clients as they improve, equipping them with the tools to transform insights gained in therapy into concrete, actionable changes in their lives. 

    With nearly 15 years of experience that includes an uncommon (and much-needed) specialization, I often receive referrals for clients who have previously consulted multiple therapists without seeing the success they hoped for. These clients particularly value my use of measurable treatment goals, which not only keep me accountable but also provide them with clear, tangible confirmation of their progress. 

    My core practices include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-Based Therapies—both well-supported by extensive research. CBT effectively reshapes thought patterns, core beliefs, behaviors, and emotions, leading to substantial transformation. Mindfulness-Based Therapies, such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, strengthen the crucial connection between mind and body, enhancing overall wellness.

    I have comprehensive training in several specialized forms of CBT, addressing internet addiction, insomnia, exposure and response prevention, and trauma-focused therapy. My expertise also spans Gestalt Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy, and Gottman Therapy for couples.

    I am committed to clinical excellence, continually refining my approach based on the latest scientific findings and ongoing professional development. I employ only methods that are thoroughly supported by evidence, ensuring that I provide the highest standard of care.

    My Experience

    I have close to 15 years of full-time clinical experience in the mental health field, ranging from in-home behavior modification for children & teens to individual & group therapy in community outpatient clinics to adolescent crisis residential facilities.
     Starting in 2017, I helped create and found the first in-network Intensive Outpatient Program in the state of California treating technology addiction in adolescents.
    I have written over 10 different therapy group’s curricula, a combined 235 group sessions, all of which have been or currently are still active. Such curriculum include Social Skills, Behavior Modification (Addiction-related), Sensory Integration & Mindfulness (for ASD & others who are Neurodivergent) and Trauma-Related Anxiety  as well as the aforementioned IOP. For two years, I also ran a series of 12-week PTSD treatment groups for preteen sexual abuse survivors.
    I enjoy leading trainings (known as ‘didactics’) and workshops on topics related to Assessment & Treatment for Process Addictions, Parenting in the Digital Age, Adolescent Anxiety & Depression Treatment and more.  These have been provided all over California to multiple county mental health departments, nonprofit agencies, outpatient clinics, hospitals and schools.
    I serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on the Mental Health Workgroup Advisory Board for 
    Fairplay’s Children’s Screentime Action Network. Our work is focused on highlighting the detrimental effects of excessive screen time, inappropriate content, and manipulative design on youth mental health, while also addressing conflicts of interest in related research. 

    I continue to co-author and present research on digital addictions and related topics, including Game Transfer Phenomena. This includes presenting at national and international conferences, doing Q&A sessions and collaborating with a fantastic team of researchers led by Dr Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari


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