EVERYONE LOVES LULU, Ep. 6 - DIANA VOGEL islandblocknetwork
#MyzLulu welcomes therapist extraordinaire, #DianaVogel #TheSassyTherapist to #EveryoneLovesLulu, episode six. Diana Vogel is a 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 in one’s 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 online) 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 Radio’s 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 of TLC’s My 600 Lb Life!
Diana is passionate about creating change in people’s 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 Master’s in Marriage, Child, and Family and is currently a third-year doctorate student at The California School of Professional Psychology in Irvine Ca.
“Poor financial decisions do not end marriages, affairs do not end marriages, lack of intimacy does not end marriages, poor communication doesn’t end marriages…resentment does. Resentment builds after years of broken promises to repair the issues at the center of your marriage.” ~ Diana Vogel