Diana M. Vogel, MS, LMFT
Mother, Wife, Licensed Therapist, Motivational Speaker, Educator, Advocate, Doctorate Student
As a psychotherapist, Diana believes in the power of change, and that everyone is capable of achieving it. She is walking proof that meeting our goals, and succeeding ones own expectations, can be a reality.
Diana is passionate about balancing life through stress, anxiety and depression management. The focus of her work is to help clients overcome and manage the emotional stressors that keep them from achieving life long goals and finding ultimate happiness.
In addition to working with individuals and couples, Diana specializes in working with weight loss surgery patients. As a Doctorate student, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at the California School of Professional Psychology in Irvine California, the focus of her research revolves around the various ways in which weight loss surgery impacts marriage and the family unit as a whole. One of her favorite life mottos is, "It's not what you're eating, it's what’s eating you!".
As a weight loss surgery patient herself, Diana is excited to bring two important perspectives of this journey to her work; a personal side, as well as a professional side. In addition to maintaining a healthy weight since having weight loss surgery in 2011, Diana is also a two time marathon finisher.
Diana works in a private practice setting (both in office and on line) in Southern California. In addition, she is an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University School of Education and Psychology, and is the resident relationship expert every Wednesday night on DASH Network radio Lip Service show out of Hollywood Ca. In addition to being a national conference speaker, professional panelist and group facilitator, Diana conducts psychological interviews with prospective weight loss surgery patients for insurance approval and is a member of the Obesity Action Coalition. You can also catch Diana on two seasons TLC’s My 600 Lb Life!
Diana is passionate about creating chance in peoples lives, but more importantly, she believes in the power of good mental health as the key to unlocking long term success.
Diana graduated with a Masters in Marriage, Child and Family and is currently a third year doctorate student at The California School of Professional Psychology in Irvine Ca.
Continuing Education Units (CEU) educator, Emcee and Conference Facilitator: Obesity Help National Conference, Long Beach Ca. September 2017
Emcee and Conference Facilitator Obesity Help National Conference, Anaheim Ca. September 2016
Emcee and Conference Speaker; Addiction Following Weight Loss Surgery: Obesity Help, North Carolina - October 2015
Speaker, Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America, San Diego 2015
Emcee, Speaker and Panelist; Obesity Help, Manhattan Beach, CA - 2014
Speaker; Obesity Help, Anaheim, CA - 2013
Speaker; WLSFA (Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America) - San Diego Ca 2015 & Las Vegas NV 2013
Lip Service Show, on air personality, DASH Network, TrakLife Radio network; Wednesdays 6pm
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Registered with the State of California Board Of Behavioral Health #100074