Dr. Ellika McGuire, MD

Comprehensive Clinical and Forensic Psychiatry

Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist, Expert Witness, Educator

Double Board-Certified

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Adult Psychiatry

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Extensive Clinical Experience

Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, trauma, PTSD, self-harm, suicidality, psychopharmacology, and psychotherapy

Experienced Educator

Clinical Instructor, University of Washington’s School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

LGBTQ+ Expert

Unique expertise in work with LGBTQ+ youth, adults, and families


Dr. Ellika McGuire, MD –
Forensic Psychiatrist and Expert Witness

Using her skills, knowledge, and experience, Dr. McGuire works at the intersection of psychiatry and the law. Dr. McGuire reviews case materials, conducts evaluations, performs IMEs, confers with attorneys and writes forensic reports. When indicated, Dr. McGuire is prepared to give depositions and provide testimony.

Dr. McGuire works on cases involving children, adolescents, and adults. She is often evaluating for emotional distress and mental health injuries related to harassment and discrimination, physical and emotional abuse, and personal injury. Dr. McGuire also evaluates for standard of care in medical malpractice and medical board review cases.  

Dr. McGuire has unique expertise in evaluating and treating LGBTQIA+ youth, adults and families, and can adeptly assess and opine on the unique stressors and elements of harassment experienced by this population.

Child, Adolescent, adult

Forensic Areas of Practice

Personal Injury

Emotional Injury/Damage

Family Law

Child Abuse & Neglect

Harassment & Discrimination

Medical Malpractice

Clinical Practice

Clinical psychiatrist, psychotherapist, psychoanalyst

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. 

Prospective patient’s please click below to learn more about Dr. McGuire’s private practice.


Dr. McGuire teaches adult and child psychiatry residents in the University of Washington’s School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry. She also supervises physicians in training and practicing physicians in psychodynamic psychotherapy, private practice development, and child psychiatry. If you would like to consult with Dr. McGuire, please click below to get in touch.

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