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Courtney Barber is a mental health counselor, health writer, wellness educator, and founder of Belladonna Wellness. She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and an undergraduate degree in Health Arts, both from Goddard College in Plainfield, VT. Courtney is currently in private practice in the Albany, NY area and is also a virtual clinician at Holistic Wellness and Recovery, based in Buffalo, NY. Additionally, Courtney is Director of Behavioral Health at, a nationally recognized administrator of behavioral health programs for labor unions and professional associations. Courtney has written for publications such as Health Digest,, American Addiction Centers, and the Massachusetts Teachers Association.