Dr. Lise Deguire is a clinical psychologist in private practice. She grew up all over New Jersey and Long Island, the lone surviving child of unsettled and iconoclastic parents. After the fire, she spent most of her childhood in the hospital, undergoing countless surgical procedures.
Dr. Deguire attended Tufts University, graduating in 1985, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Hahnemann/Widener University in 1990. She wrote and published her doctoral dissertation, entitled The Wounded Healer, The Wounded Therapist: Ancient Beliefs and Modern Issues Concerning the Ill or Disabled Psychotherapist. She has worked as a psychologist at St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center, Magee Rehabilitation Center and Hunterdon Medical Center. For the past fourteen years she has had a successful solo practice in Pennington, New Jersey. In addition to her private practice, she is a dynamic, engaging speaker. She has appeared on television, on the radio, and has been published in the Trenton Times, Grown & Flown.com, and Medium.com.
She has waited 50 years to write her life story. She waited until her entire first family died, four by suicide and one by AIDS, so as not to cause distress or embarrassment. Now a sole survivor, she completed this memoir within a year, writing at a furious clip. Flashback Girl wrote itself.
She is married to Douglas Behan, her happily-ever-after husband, and has two grown daughters, Julia and Anna Sismour. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.