March 20th - 24th, 2024

2024 Participant Biographies

 
Nicole LaRocque
She/Her/Hers

Nicole is an experienced and caring clinical social worker and psychotherapist with a keen intuition and capacity to listen, connect, strategize and team build. She owns a private psychotherapy practice where she provides a safe therapeutic environment for clients undergoing major life transitions. Social justice is at the core of her work. Her education and advocacy in transgender care began when her child expressed gender dysphoria eight years ago. More recently, as anti-trans bills grew, Nicole increased her engagement within the transgender community as a volunteer on the Yes On 3 Campaign and other public advocacy roles and continues to provide psychotherapy to transgender clients. Nicole helped found RIGT because she sees the organization and its mission as an opportunity to have a greater impact on the health equity of transgender and gender diverse people. She graduated with a Masters of Clinical Social Work degree from Boston College and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the College of Saint Rose where she is in the Athletics Hall of Fame (Women’s Basketball). The Research Institute for Gender Therapeutics (RIGT) is a nonprofit pharmaceutical company and a registered 501c3 public charity that was founded to address the significant unmet medical and social needs of gender diverse individuals. The clinical treatment of gender diverse individuals is often stigmatized and there are no FDA-approved treatments for gender incongruence. RIGT was established to address these issues and has recruited a team of world renowned experts in gender care to guide our organization and help support a world where the treatment of gender diverse individuals is broadly accepted as standard medical practice.





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