Transforming Pessimism Into Joyful Optimism with Dr. Lise Deguire

December 23, 2020

Please join us and our guest, Dr. Lise Deguire, for a show on Transforming Pessimism Into Joyful Optimism.  

Dr. Lise Deguire is a clinical psychologist in private practice for over 20 years. The lone surviving child of unsettled and iconoclastic parents, she grew up all over New Jersey and Long Island. Following a horrific fire where she suffered burns on two-thirds of her body, she spent much of her childhood alone in a Boston hospital, undergoing countless surgical procedures.

In her debut book, Flashback Girl: Lessons on Resilience From a Burn Survivor, Dr. Deguire shares how she worked through the internal and external pain of her childhood to find a path towards love, health, joy, and life satisfaction. She credits her survival to finding her strength and resilience.

Dr. Deguire graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Tufts University and earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Hahnemann/Widener University. She maintains a solo practice in Pennington, New Jersey. Dr. Deguire has appeared on television and radio, and has been published in the Trenton Times,, and She also writes about psychological resilience issues in her blog and is a national keynote speaker. To learn more visit

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