Dr. Ellika McGuire MD

Dr. Ellika McGuire MD

Child, Adolescent, and AdultPsychiatry, Psychotherapy, and Psychoanalysis

About

Ellika McGuire, MD

Ellika McGuire, MD is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist and psychoanalyst practicing in Seattle, WA. She works with patients of all ages, from diverse backgrounds, facing a wide range of psychiatric diagnoses and life challenges. She has expertise in LGBTQ+ mental health, with a particular focus on transgender and gender nonconforming youth. She also specializes in work with parents at all stages of the parenting journey. Dr. McGuire is an educator, sharing her knowledge and experience through lectures, clinical supervision, panels, and writing. She is a contributor to The Adolescent Casebook.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, and Psychoanalysis

Comprehensive evaluation, exploration, and treatment of a full range of emotional and behavioral difficulties in childhood and adolescence. Together we will work to understand what is driving distress and how to establish a meaningful path forward.

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Adult Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, and Psychoanalysis

Comprehensive evaluation, exploration, and treatment of a full range of emotional and behavioral challenges at all stages of life. Together we will work to understand what is driving your distress and how to restore agency in your life.

LGBTQ+ Mental Health

Members of the LGBTQ+ community can experience unique mental health challenges related to pervasive discrimination, family rejection, and internal sources of conflict, among other causes. It can be helpful to know ahead of time that your mental health provider will provide a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment for your care. As psychiatrist and psychoanalyst with expertise in LGBTQ+ mental health, and as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I work with you to build understanding and generate growth.

Work with Parents

Parenthood is its own developmental stage, full of unanticipated challenges, and ripe with opportunities for self-discovery and growth. Work with parents at every stage of the journey enables a shift from entrenched patterns to curious reflection, opening new avenues for the formation of lasting, loving, bonds.