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cesar 3Cesar Lagleva 

Psychotherapy since 1999
Clinical Social Worker, 
LCSW Lic #25152
(415) 846-3789



I offer individual, couples and family therapy in the comfort and convenience of your own home. (San Francisco Bay Area only.) 

Based in Marin County, Cesar is a culturally-competent bi-lingual (Tagalog) Filipino-American psychotherapist and educator.

Psychotherapy specialties:

  • Adolescent Behavior and Emotional Problems
  • Transition from Incarceration
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Age-appropriate and effective
    parenting strategies and techniques
    to deal with high-risk behaviors
  • Issues related to foster parenting and adoption
  • Chemical dependency and recovery
  • Issues related to incarceration and criminal justice systems
  • Issues related to immigration and acculturation
  • Multiracial and multicultural relationships
  • Multicultural issues related to race, gender,
    and class-based discrimination
  • Adolescent and adult men overcoming violence

What is "Multicultural Psychotherapy"?

Multicultural therapy takes into consideration many aspects of one’s social classification such as, but not limited to, racial/ethnic, gender, spiritual/religious, orientation, disabilities, age and class identities. It is sensitive to the history and unique experiences of the historically disenfranchised or oppressed peoples of our society. In this approach, the culturally competent therapist must also weigh in as to when and how a person’s problems or issues relate to or are mediated by cultural factors, as not all problems are necessarily related to or best treated by emphasizing culture.

The effects of discrimination based on these divisions or identities have devastating consequences to both the victims and the perpetrators of the mistreatment. Feelings of guilt, fear, shame, anger, resentment, depression, anxiety, loneliness, hopelessness or confusion often lead to maladaptive ways of coping. Common outcomes that result from these feelings are substance use, various forms of addictions, isolation, violence and sometimes death.

If you are having difficulty coping with these issues and are experiencing negative thoughts and feelings about them, or you would like to know more about multicultural topics, let’s talk. I’m available for individual, couples and family therapy, and consultation.

(415) 846-3789