Courtney Barber, MHC

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New York
State University Of New York At Albany, Goddard College
Mental Health & Psychology, Health & Wellness, Women's Health
  • Courtney holds a clinical mental health counseling degree and has studied health and healing for decades.
  • She's trained as a childbirth assistant and postpartum doula and has worked in women's health and around reproductive trauma for twenty years.
  • She founded Belladonna Wellness, LLC which provides support for individuals, couples, families, and organizations via consulting, coaching, advocacy, psychoeducational workshops, and health writing.


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 and Sciences, 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 a behavioral health consultant with, a nationally recognized administrator of behavioral health programs for labor unions and professional associations. In addition to writing for, Courtney has written for organizations like, American Addiction Centers, and the Massachusetts Teachers Association.


Courtney graduated from Goddard College with a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a concentration in expressive arts. She also holds a Bachelor's degree in Health Arts and Sciences. Courtney has studied midwifery and traditional healing practices with Mayan healers in Tepozlan, Mexico, and is trained in mental health crisis response, and practices with a special focus on socioeconomic and racial disparities in healthcare.
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