Prudence Gourguechon MD

Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst, Litigation Consultant, Expert Witness Services

Dr. Prudence Gourguechon, psychiatry expert witness

Expert Witness Services

Dr. Gourguechon is a clinical psychiatrist and psychoanalyst with over 35 years of in-depth experience diagnosing and treating patients with trauma, depression and anxiety disorders. She is a nationally known leader and educator in the field and is frequently sought out by the media as an expert commentator on a wide variety of social and cultural issues. Dr, Gourguechon is the Past President of the American Psychoanalytic Association and a former Dean of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute.

An experienced writer and speaker, she is adept at translating complex psychological concepts into everyday understandable language.

Dr. Gourguechon is interested in helping attorneys and their clients understand the complexity of emotional injury that can arise from trauma and other adverse life experiences.

Areas of Expertise

Civil Cases Involving

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Harassment/#MeToo
  • Employment Issues
  • Executive Malfeasance
  • Discrimination


  • Consulting & Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Examination
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Expert Reports
  • Independent Medical Evaluations
  • Fitness for Duty Examinations
  • DisabilityExaminations

Invantage Advising

In addition to her expert witness work, teaching and writing, Dr. Gourguechon offers business consulting services on leadership assessment and development, executive coaching regarding critical career decisions and investor performance coaching through her consultancy Invantage Advising.

For more details on these services and her writing about the extraordinary psychology of everyday life, visit http://www.invantageadvising.com or write prudy@invantageadvising.com.