I’m so happy to present this month’s EVA Spotlight Series featuring Diane Lang of DL Counseling. We’ve been fortunate to have Diane as a client of EVA’s since 2016. Diane is a Therapist, Educator and Life Coach who has dedicated her career to helping people turn their lives around and is now on a mission to help them develop a sustainable positive attitude that can actually turn one into an optimist, literally. A therapist and educator/coach of Positive Psychology, she has seen that it can provide a strong foundation for finding great happiness and is gratified that it is becoming a mainstream method of treatment.
A parent herself, Lang has taught Positive Parenting to parents and written extensively on the benefits of using it with even the youngest children. She has also spoken or conducted seminars on postpartum depression, striving for balance versus having it all and practical tips on interviewing, networking and dressing for success and is the author of “Baby Steps: The Path from Motherhood to Career.”
Diane is a Therapist and Life coach in NJ. Her clinical experience includes treating patients with different forms of mental illness, physical and emotional abuse and relationship issues. Lang is also an Adjunct in Psychology at Montclair State University, her college work includes mentoring students for individual career counseling and personal issue advisement.
As an expert in her fields of therapy, Lang has been featured in the Daily Record, Family Circle, Family Magazine, Working Mother Magazine and Cookie Magazine, seen on NJ 12 TV, Good day CT, CBS TV, Style CT, The Veira network and the national television program “Fox & Friends”. She has also participated in a reality based Internet show, ourprisoner.com, hosted Generation X-tinet and appeared in various educational videos including Columbia books.
Lang has an M.A. in Counseling and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the New York Institute of Technology. Diane has her Positive Psychology coaching certificate from Wholebeing Institute. Diane’s latest book is Creating Balance & Finding Happiness. We had the opportunity to ask Diane some questions about DL Counseling and the passion behind it.
What or who inspired you to start your business?
My past issues. I learned ways to work through my past issues and release the pain and find happiness. I want everyone to learn those tips and tools to be happy.
What problem do you solve?
What do you attribute to the success of your business?
My empathy towards everyone I come in contact with.
What’s your favorite aspect of your business?
Teaching others tips and tools to better their lives. I am able to inspire and inform those I work with.
Looking back, is there anything you would have done differently? If so, what?
I would of started my business years ago. It took me awhile to figure out my passion.
What’s your best piece of business advice?
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. I tried to do everything myself, even the stuff I didn’t like and was focused on my weaknesses instead of my strengths.
What is the main takeaway that you want people to know about you or your business from this interview?
Everyone can be happier with the right tools, knowledge, and guidance.