Dr. Ellika McGuire MD



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.


Dr. McGuire completed an undergraduate degree with honors in international community health at Brown University, a medical degree at Vanderbilt University, a residency in adult psychiatry at the University of Washington, and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital. She completed both child and adult psychoanalytic training at the Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Throughout her psychiatric and psychoanalytic training, Dr. McGuire participated in additional trainings on LGBTQ+ mental health, treated LGBTQ+ patients of all ages under specialized consultation and collaborated with medical teams providing gender affirming medical care. She also engaged in elective training in family therapy and worked in close consultation with Parent Work experts throughout her training. Dr. McGuire continues to participate in a monthly study group on gender and sexuality with clinicians across the country.

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Dr. McGuire is a Clinical Instructor in the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry where she teaches on topics related to psychoanalytic psychotherapy and supervises psychiatrists-in-training as they hone their psychotherapeutic skills with children, adolescents, and families. She has served on panels about Working with Parents, Psychotherapy, and the Psychiatric Career.