Wildflower Family Therapy Center is my dream of ‘making the world a better place’ a possibility. Imagine a world where people are kind and compassionate to one another and feel connected and supported in their journey of growth on Earth. I believe a better world starts at home, by building better relationships with your significant others, your children, and most importantly, with yourself. A healthy family will raise emotionally healthy children who go to school and build healthy friendships, who then all grow up to build positive relationships and healthy families, raising emotionally healthy kids, and so on. A better world starts with each one of us. While one person can feel like one drop in the ocean, Mother Theresa said in one of her famous quotes and one of my favorites: “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” So you see, just by coming to therapy for yourself, you are already changing the world too!! You matter more than you think!

So, why Wildflower? One of my favorite childhood memories is picking wildflowers with my grandmother,  mom, aunts, and cousins from a nearby meadow on beautiful sunny days. What a comforting and special bonding time together, walking in nature, sharing experiences, and listening to family stories filled with wisdom and life lessons while secretly competing to achieve the biggest, most beautiful bouquet of wildflowers.

Ultimately, I believe that people are a lot like wildflowers: beautiful, resilient, and blooming in the most unexpected places. Without needing a lot of care from humans, regenerating season after season, they teach us a lot about individuality, hope, and strength under any circumstances nature and respectively life brings.

Wildflowers are, in my view, the embodiment of our beautiful human souls. While they are a part of a family, they bloom and shine so beautifully on their own, wherever the wind blows them.

I am here to help you reconnect with the wildflower in you!



Meet your therapist

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 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, and four cats. 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, farmers, teachers burnout, special needs students, bullying, immigrations issues, pets, natural living.