Adverse Childhood Experiences have this way of taking over your life.

You either allow it to bring you down, or bring you to service those just like you. I chose service.

Types of Services:


Reverse the Adverse is a 2-Hour Trauma-Informed Professional Development (PD). It is offered in two formats, online and in-person. 

The mission is to teach educators and mental health professionals how to better serve urban students impacted by trauma. 

Reverse the Adverse uses research aligned with Safe and Supportive Schools.

Click the Reverse the Adverse tab for more information on the in-person PD.


Nicole has expertise and passion in serving urban students.  She uses her personal and professional experiences to captivate the audience and deliver strategies to better serve such population.

She has presented at Harvard School Mental Health Conference, Internal Family Systems Conference, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Keystone Conference,   SSBHC (Southeastern School Behavioral Health Community) Conference and numerous schools.

Click the Speak tab for more information and booking.


As a co-author in Black Therapists Rock: A Glimpse Through the Eyes of Experts, she shares the intimate details that led her to be a motherless child, and the impact it had on her when she saw her mother’s lifeless body lying next to her.

The book addresses personal accounts of depression, trauma, abuse, toxic relationships, drug addiction, grief, and mental health in the Black community.

Click the BTR Book tab to learn more and/or purchase.

Speaking Testimonials

“Very helpful ideas relative to working in the “Hood” which are helpful in understanding the needs of students. Highly worthwhile presentation!”

“Amazing, brave, and extremely talented woman.” 

“Dynamic and thoughtful. I loved her direct speaking style. Bring her back please!”

Reverse the Adverse Testimonials

“Excellent & engaging! Real Talk!” 

“Amazing PD! I wish we had another session.” 

“Great Presentation and teacher engagement.”



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Let me help you better serve urban students.

My story

Nicole Thompson is a certified school psychologist, educator, author, public speaker, and mentor to urban youth. She is a Philadelphia native and a product of the environment that she is so passionate about serving.  She completed her graduate studies at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and her undergraduate studies at Temple University.