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"When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it’s over, I don’t want to wonder if I have made of my life something particular, and real. I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened, or full of argument.

I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world."

- from "When Death Comes" by Mary Oliver (New and Selected Poems, Beacon Press, 1992)"

Twenty-five years ago, I told a friend that I thought of myself as a therapist, a musician, and a writer. I said that when you set out on several paths at the same time, it can take longer to get where you’re going. But once you get there, it can also mean that you have something unique to offer––something that is uniquely oneself, that is born out of one’s own struggles, lessons, successes, and failures. This website is an expression of this synthesis in my life, and it’s dedicated to supporting the values and processes that have allowed me to have the life I have today.

This site includes those three elements: psychoeducational information through personal coaching (but not therapy), music, and writing. We hope you will use these tools to support your personal and professional development.

Included on the site are services and tools for both individuals and therapists. They all express the underlying philosophy of Creative Psycholgy: that each of us is a creative being capable of expressing our uniqueness in many ways.

We hope this site will contribute to the development of humanity’s potential, individually and in larger systems, to live increasingly conscious, harmonious, fulfilled, and effective lives.

BIO:

Dr. Mark Fromm is a psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is also Vice President of PsychologyToday.com, the website of Psychology Today Magazine, where he directs the Ask Our Professionals service. Dr. Fromm works with individuals, couples, families, and groups in San Francisco and Oakland, California, and offers coaching and consulting internationally. Dr. Fromm is on the faculty at a number of San Francisco Bay Area graduate schools, and has been a consultant to various community organizations. He has worked for a wide range of agencies and institutions in such areas as substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and life meaning. He is author of the forthcoming book Creative Psychotherapy: Theory and Practice, and has produced two CDs of original material, What Can I Give? And the forthcoming Preparation of the Bridegroom. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1981.

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