Alex Basche (He/His)

Accepting Clients

Specialized treatment for tech-related overuse, abuse and dependence (e.g. gaming, social media, binging, etc) & common co-occurring issues

Addictions Counselor in Menlo Park, CA

About My Clients

Much of my work has focused on treating adolescents, young adults and families struggling with behavioral addiction to technology, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. I hold extensive experience in treating OCD/OCD-related disorders, Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Depression, ASD & neurodivergence. I also provide coaching, training and workshops around the state on these subjects.

My Background and Approach

I use a strength-based approach to foster genuine self-acceptance and to support clients in finding meaning. My philosophy centers around building and harnessing connections between the body, emotions, thoughts and behaviors to create healing and growth. This is an active, evidence-based approach that addresses the whole person. Treatment is uniquely individualized and with over a decade of clinical experience, I am competent in helping clients to not only heal but to make real gains. This can involve setting/tracking measurable goals for therapy as well. Treatment is also intended to help clients feel empowered. For example, skill building in developing lasting self-care behaviors or building quality social relationships. Or evidence-based parent coaching and career counseling. I have received extensive training in many forms of CBT (Internet Addiction, Insomnia, Mindfulness-Based & Trauma-Focused), DBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Gottman Therapy.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Starting in 2017, I helped create and found the first Intensive Outpatient Program in the state of California treating technology addiction in adolescents. I continue to co-author and present research on tech addictions with a particular focus on 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. I have exceptional abilities with group curriculum creation, maintenance and training; having written over 10 different group's curricula with a combined 150 unique sessions. Such curriculum include Social Skills, Behavior Modification (addiction-related), Sensory Integration & Mindfulness (for ASD) and Anxiety (Trauma-informed) as well as the aforementioned IOP, among others. I am incredibly tech-savy and am experienced with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. I have exceedingly strong abilities in clinical documentation, includin

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 12 years of practice
  • Languages: English, EspaƱol
  • Rate: $175 - 200/session


408-372-6047 Email Alex
830 Menlo Ave
Ste 210
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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