About Open Forest

Hi there, I am Dr. Michiel Bosman.

As a psychiatrist, I am always on the lookout for truly epic content about mental health issues to share with my patients. This collection of evidence-based, useful and relevant articles has lead to the Open Forest initiative. My MD/PhD crew and I add new content daily, with the help of an ever-growing group of contributors from all over the world!

We not only offer unique, high-quality blog posts, but also mental health self-tests and our acclaimed self-help modules.

Whether you use these self-help modules on your own, or in a “blended therapy” setting (which basically means you combine self-help modules and regular counseling sessions), we are pretty sure you will find the website useful. We love to hear from you!

Questions, great ideas? Get in touch with us through the contact form, or give us a call.

Michiel

Michiel Bosman MD PhD
Editor, Open Forest

Some of Our Contributors

Here is a list of some of the people who have written content for Open Forest.
Kerin Bellak-Adams

Kerin Bellak-Adams

ADHD expert, certified coach and author
Danielle Weiss

Danielle Weiss

Research Assistant, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Terri Beth Miller

Terri Beth Miller

PhD, Online Professor and content writer
James Nobles

James Nobles

Research Fellow at Leeds Beckett University
Xiaolong Zheng

Xiaolong Zheng

Associate Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Jolene Van Nevel

Jolene Van Nevel

PhD candidate, Walden University
Byron Miller

Byron Miller

Assistant Professor, University of South Florida
Adi Jaffe

Adi Jaffe

PhD, Co-Founder, Alternatives Behavioral Health
Menna Brown

Menna Brown

PhD candidate and lecturer at Swansea University
Chris Chandler

Chris Chandler

Principal Lecturer, London Metropolitan University
Maeghin Alarid

Maeghin Alarid

MA National Security & Homeland Defense
Chia-chen Yang

Chia-chen Yang

Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, University of Memphis
David Adrian Thomas

David Adrian Thomas

Esq, Founder County Surveyors Society International
Alex Burrell

Alex Burrell

B.Med.Sc, University of Birmingham
Sergei Jargin

Sergei Jargin

associate Professor, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia
Nyema Hermiston

Nyema Hermiston

Naturopath and Author
Jennifer Gola

Jennifer Gola

PsyD, Psychologist at the Center for Emotional Health
Erin Delker

Erin Delker

PhD candidate, UC San Diego
Charlotte Willfors

Charlotte Willfors

PhD, Karolinska Instutet
Elisabeth Rataj

Elisabeth Rataj

Master of Public Health
Inga Dora Sigfusdottir

Inga Dora Sigfusdottir

Professor, Reykjavik University
Bonnie Leadbeater

Bonnie Leadbeater

Professor, University of Victoria
Kathy Bond

Kathy Bond

Research Assistant, Mental Health First Aid Australia
Joan Swart

Joan Swart

PsyD, Forensic Psychologist and lecturer
Bill Coats

Bill Coats

Personal Injury Lawyer, Bellingham, WA
Annie Odell

Annie Odell

Annie Odell, PhD, Family Nurse Practitioner
Sandra Sanchez-Roige

Sandra Sanchez-Roige

Postdoctoral fellow, University of California, San Diego
Sara West

Sara West

Licensed MFT, San Jose, CA
Jessica Hegg

Jessica Hegg

Content manager, Vive Health
Catia Scassellati

Catia Scassellati

Biologist at Saint John of God Clinical Research Centre
Sónia Seixas

Sónia Seixas

Associate Professor, High School of Education of Santarém
Margaret Rutherford

Margaret Rutherford

PhD, Psychologist and author
Eva Rothermund

Eva Rothermund

MD & Lecturer, University Hospital Ulm
Denine Smit

Denine Smit

LLD (Labour Law), Lecturer
Frits Koster

Frits Koster

Vipassana meditation teacher
Matteo Lupi

Matteo Lupi

Resident in Psychiatry at the University G. d’Annunzio
Brittany Merrill

Brittany Merrill

Graduate student at Florida International University
Taryn Goldberg

Taryn Goldberg

Doctoral Candidate, UC Riverside
Holly Hazlett-Stevens

Holly Hazlett-Stevens

PhD, Associate Professor at University of Nevada
Ryan Kennedy

Ryan Kennedy

Clinical Associate, Brown Clinic, CT
Elizabeth Seabrook

Elizabeth Seabrook

PhD Candidate, Monash University
Esther Calvete

Esther Calvete

Assistant Professor, University of Deusto, Spain
Rebecca Guest

Rebecca Guest

Psychologist, PhD candidate at University of Sydney
Florin Tibu

Florin Tibu

Research Fellow at BEIP
Dianne Gardner

Dianne Gardner

Senior Lecturer, Massey University
Helen Liebling

Helen Liebling

Senior Lecturer, Coventry University
Radha Kothari

Radha Kothari

PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Fran Walfish

Fran Walfish

PsyD, Child, couple, and family Psychotherapist
Erin Vogel

Erin Vogel

Doctoral Candidate, Univ. of Toledo
Maju Mathew Koola

Maju Mathew Koola

Associate Professor, George Washington University
Sgt. Brandi

Sgt. Brandi

Ex-Marine, Combat Trauma Consultant
Lieven Pauwels

Lieven Pauwels

Professor of Criminology, Ghent University
Elizabeth O'Connor

Elizabeth O'Connor

Behavioral Health Psychologist
Thanasis Jamurtas

Thanasis Jamurtas

Professor of Biochemistry of Exercise at University of Thessaly
Candi Wingate

Candi Wingate

President at Care4Hire
Augustine Lee

Augustine Lee

MD, Post-Doctoral Fellow at Tufts Medical Center
Austin Cohrs

Austin Cohrs

Penn State College of Medicine
Jamie Price

Jamie Price

Co-Founder & President at Stop, Breathe & Think
Constantinos Kokkinos

Constantinos Kokkinos

Professor of Educational Psychology
Krysten Bold

Krysten Bold

Postdoctoral fellow at Yale University School of Medicine
Abiola Keller

Abiola Keller

PA-C, MPH, PhD and Professor at Marquette University
Tobias Teismann

Tobias Teismann

Head of the Center for Psychotherapy Bochum
Joel Paris

Joel Paris

MD, Professor at McGill University
Martin Dorahy

Martin Dorahy

Trauma Researcher, University of Canterbury
"SC" Chennapragada

"SC" Chennapragada

Meditation teacher and author
Robyn Torok

Robyn Torok

PhD, Edith Cowan University
Michael Troiano

Michael Troiano

Criminal Defense Attorney, Las Vegas, NV
Robbi Drake

Robbi Drake

Director, Need an Article Writing Services
Larry Rosen

Larry Rosen

Prof. Emeritus, California State University
Chris Ferguson

Chris Ferguson

Professor of Psychology, Stetson University
Claudia Buntrock

Claudia Buntrock

PhD candidate, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Barry McDonagh

Barry McDonagh

Anxiety expert and Author
Sarah Morsink

Sarah Morsink

PhD candidate, KU Leuven
Janet Rovenpor

Janet Rovenpor

Prof. of Management, Manhattan College
Ilana Hairston

Ilana Hairston

PhD, Research Assistant Professor, University of Michigan