Meet your therapist
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in South Carolina, Maria Barber is the owner of Wildflower Family Therapy Center located in Beaufort SC. A dedicated professional, always striving for personal and professional growth, she provides individual, couples, and family therapy online and in person to South Carolina residents.
Trained and educated in the United States and Europe, Maria prides herself on being a culturally sensitive therapist. As a Romanian-American citizen, the challenges of her own immigration journey and her professional studies gave her the opportunity to understand a variety of cultural backgrounds and tailor her therapeutic interventions based on the important cultural lens that often gets overlooked. Fluent in three languages – English, French, and Romanian – Maria is passionate about continued learning and working with individuals from different cultural backgrounds.
She has a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from AL I Cuza University, Romania, a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from Northcentral University, California, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Exceptional Education with a major in Psychology from AL I Cuza University, Romania. Her professional experience includes working as a therapist in a community mental health center as well as a school counselor, teacher of students with special needs, and private practice.
Maria enjoys Lowcountry living with her husband, four cats, and two chickens. Her favorite things to do in her free time are sitting by the water at high tide, gardening, cooking, baking, engaging in arts and crafts, and living in the moment.
Certified Trauma Professional
IFS Informed Therapist
Aromatherapist in training at Aromahead Institute
Special interests: relational trauma, highly sensitive people, life transitions, teachers burnout, special needs students, bullying, immigrations issues, pets, natural living.