Connor Lee Gallik, PHD

Connor Lee Gallik, PHD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

On staff since October 2022

Children's Title: Attending Psychologist

Academic Title: Acting Assistant Professor

  • Biography

    Dr. Connor Gallik, PhD, is the attending psychologist for the Adolescent Program on the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at University of Washington. He also provides training in transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) affirming care for mental health and medical professionals and speaks to community audiences about supporting transgender youth. Prior to joining the staff and faculty at Seattle Children’s/UW, Dr. Gallik completed his graduate education at the University of Connecticut with an emphasis in child and adolescent clinical psychology. He completed his clinical internship at Pacific University’s Psychology and Comprehensive Health Clinic and went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at Seattle Children’s Hospital with an emphasis in DBT and inpatient care.

  • Patient Testimonials

  • Publications

    Other Publications

    • Snapp S, Ching THW, Miranda-Ramirez MA, Gallik C, Duenaz U, Watson RJ
      Queering Hookup Motives in a Diverse Sample of LGBTQ+ Young Adults.
      36896994 Journal of sex research, 2023 Mar 10 : 1-11
    • Feldman S, Watson RJ, Gallik C
      College Aspirations, Gender Sexuality Alliances, and Teacher Support among Diverse LGBTQ Youth.
      35280598 Educational review, 2022 : 74(2)281-297 PMCID:PMC8916710
  • Presentations

    Presentation Title Event Location Date
    Examining the Relationship Between Minority Stress Experiences and Feelings of Self-Worth in Transgender Youth Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference Atlanta, GA Nov. 2019
    Negative attention bias and anxiety: stability and predictive utility Eastern Psychological Association Conference Philadelphia, PA March 2018
    Friendship quality and co-rumination in the prospective prediction of anxiety and depression Eastern Psychological Association Conference Philadelphia, PA March 2018


Medical/Professional School

University Of Connecticut, Storrs Mansfield, CT

Clinical Interests
  • Transgender and gender-diverse youth
  • Treatment of psychiatric disorders in acute care settings
  • Suicidality and non-suicidal self-injury
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Research Description

Dr. Gallik's research focuses onunderstanding factors related to the mental health and wellbeing of transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) TGD youth and evidence-based practice on inpatient units.