2017 ObesityHelp Conference Emcee: Diana M. Vogel, MS, LMFT

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. As a therapist, she believes in the power of change, and that everyone is capable of achieving it. As a patient, she is walking proof that meeting our goals, and succeeding ones own expectations, can be a reality. In addition to maintaining a healthy weight since her surgery in 2011, she is also a marathon finisher, times two! Diana completed the LA Marathon, 26.2 miles, in 2014 & 2016.

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. One of her favorite life mottos is, "It's not what you're eating, it's what's eating you!".

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 and a Co-Professor at Pepperdine University, Diana will focus her research on the various ways in which weight loss surgery impacts marriage and the family unit as a whole.

In addition to working in a private practice setting (both in office and online) in Southern California, Diana 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, Mrs. Vogel also conducts psychological interviews with prospective weight loss surgery patients for insurance approval and is a member of the Obesity Action Coalition.

Diana is passionate about this population that suffers from obesity, but more importantly, believes in the power of good mental health as the key to unlocking long-term success.

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Friday Opener: 10:00am – 11:00am, International Ballroom III + IV

Mix & Mingle

We’re kicking off #OH2017 with a Mix ‘n Mingle! During the Friday Opener, you’ll have a chance to break the ice before sessions begin. There will be giveaways, games and time to meet and mingle with each other.