Lumos Transforms

Nkem Ndefo

Services Offered:

  • Consultation
  • Group Facilitation
  • Partnership Development
  • Program Development and Evaluation
  • Speaking
  • Works With Individuals

Languages: Spanish

Location: Northeast Los Angeles

Works Online: yes

Nkem Ndefo is the founder of Lumos Transforms and creator of The Resilience Toolkit. She is a skilled practitioner, dynamic speaker, and valued strategist. She is known for her unique ability to connect with people of all types by holding powerful healing spaces, weaving complex concepts into accessible narratives, and creating synergistic and collaborative learning communities that nourish people’s innate capacity for healing, wellness, and connection.

Her career began in the late 1980’s, providing community health education to distressed populations including IV drug users and youth in foster care. She witnessed intense suffering in these communities; her desire to relieve this suffering spurred her pursuit for the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary to bring health at its deepest level to all age groups.

Licensed as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Midwife, Nkem holds a Master’s degree in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University. She has extensive post-graduate training in complementary health modalities and emotional therapies, including Level 3 certification in Tension/Trauma Release Exercises and Level 5 certification in Emotional Transformation Therapy.

As a clinician, Nkem has worked in settings ranging from large volume hospitals to mobile community clinics. She founded and operated a full scope midwifery and homebirth practice from 2000-2007. And she has maintained a small holistic private practice in Los Angeles since 2007.

She worked for California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative researching maternal death outcomes and served on the Los Angeles County Trauma-and Resilience-Informed Systems Change Initiative Workgroup. Currently she is an advisor to Trauma Informed LA (formerly the Trauma-Informed Task Force of Greater Los Angeles).

Work with Nkem:

Nkem Ndefo is not currently accepting new clients. Scheduling is available for existing clients only. If you’d like to be added to her client waitlist, please email or call 323-254-7775.


  • Emotional Transformation Therapy
  • The Resilience Toolkit

Individual Pricing:

  • Individual Initial Session | 75 minutes | $225
  • Individual Return Session | 60 minutes | $200
  • Individual Brief Session | 30 minutes | $100

Mentorship & Supervision

  • Personal Certified Trainer Certification Mentorship | 60 minutes | $175
  • 1:1 Certified Trainer Certification Mentorship | 90 minutes | Prepaid
  • Group Certified Trainer Certification Mentorship | 120 minutes | Prepaid
  • Intern Supervision | 30 minutes