Erik Ribera M.Ed., LPC, Counselor Erik Ribera is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) at Grow Well Cleveland, LLC. He earned a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Cleveland State University. With a background in human services, Erik has experience facilitating youth groups with a focus on dialectical behavior therapy skills, in both an in- & out-patient setting. As a transman and member of the LGBTQ+ community, Erik found service and involvement as a trans youth support group facilitator. Erik has also been a recurring speaker on educational panel forums regarding the transgender experience. Such experiences helped motivate him to a career in counseling. Erik’s devotion to his work is rooted in the desire to be of service to those seeking personal life change through counseling. He finds counseling to be a profoundly helpful tool and works with people from all walks including: struggling with trauma, sexuality & gender, grief, spirituality, mindfulness, and women’s issues. Erik is committed to providing clients with the best care possible, meeting individuals where they are, and remaining present throughout. Erik's downtime interests include cooking, self exploration, travel, sports and outdoor activities. He is an avid backpacker/hiker and enjoys section hiking the east coasts 2,200 mile long Appalachian National Scenic Trail as much as he is able. Erik's preferred pronouns are he/him/his.