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.
Annie Odell

Annie Odell

Annie Odell, PhD, Family Nurse Practitioner
Augustine Lee

Augustine Lee

MD, Post-Doctoral Fellow at Tufts Medical Center
Andreia Conegero

Andreia Conegero

Adjunct Professor, State University of Western Paraná
Sónia Seixas

Sónia Seixas

Associate Professor, High School of Education of Santarém
Graeme Alford

Graeme Alford

Founder of 21Renew (Pty) Ltd
Fran Walfish

Fran Walfish

PsyD, Child, couple, and family Psychotherapist
Brittany Merrill

Brittany Merrill

Graduate student at Florida International University
Maria Panagiotidi

Maria Panagiotidi

PhD, Lecturer, Staffordshire University
Kim Travis

Kim Travis

Senior Marketing Executive, EDCare
Paul Clarke

Paul Clarke

Addiction Recovery Specialist
Marta Marchlewska

Marta Marchlewska

Assistant Professor, Polish Academy of Sciences
Rebecca Guest

Rebecca Guest

Psychologist, PhD candidate at University of Sydney
Austin Cohrs

Austin Cohrs

Penn State College of Medicine
Ruth S. Kay

Ruth S. Kay

Writer and Blogger
Claudia Buntrock

Claudia Buntrock

PhD candidate, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Alexia Ostrolenk

Alexia Ostrolenk

Ph.D. candidate, University of Montréal
Lieven Pauwels

Lieven Pauwels

Professor of Criminology, Ghent University
Adi Jaffe

Adi Jaffe

PhD, Co-Founder, Alternatives Behavioral Health
Kerin Bellak-Adams

Kerin Bellak-Adams

ADHD expert, certified coach and author
Mohammed Al-Mosaiwi

Mohammed Al-Mosaiwi

Ph.D. Student, University of Reading
Maju Mathew Koola

Maju Mathew Koola

Associate Professor, George Washington University
Jack Elever

Jack Elever

Marketing Manager, UK Interactive
Ilana Hairston

Ilana Hairston

PhD, Research Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Samara McPhedran

Samara McPhedran

PhD, Senior Research Fellow, Griffith University
Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams

Forensic Psychologist, Inpatient Service, London
Phil Cain

Phil Cain

Writer and Journalist
Luke Mitchell

Luke Mitchell

M.S. Undergraduate in Sports Journalism
Lia Ahonen

Lia Ahonen

Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Life With Lydia

Life With Lydia

Lifestyle Coach
Hans Saint-Eloi Cadely

Hans Saint-Eloi Cadely

Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island
Denine Smit

Denine Smit

LLD (Labour Law), Lecturer
Constantinos Kokkinos

Constantinos Kokkinos

Professor of Educational Psychology
William Parker

William Parker

Ph.D., Duke University Medical Center
Eric Lai

Eric Lai

Clinical Practitioner, Hong Kong
Lucy Fitton

Lucy Fitton

Clinical Psychologist, NHS, London
Esther Calvete

Esther Calvete

Assistant Professor, University of Deusto, Spain
Joel Paris

Joel Paris

MD, Professor at McGill University
Grace Carter

Grace Carter

Online writer and business coach
Ronnie Solan

Ronnie Solan

PhD, Psychoanalyst
Sarah Morsink

Sarah Morsink

PhD candidate, KU Leuven
Erin Delker

Erin Delker

PhD candidate, UC San Diego
Ryan Strickler

Ryan Strickler

Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Sara Bufferd

Sara Bufferd

Sara Bufferd, Assistant Professor, CSU San Marcos
Maeghin Alarid

Maeghin Alarid

MA National Security & Homeland Defense
"SC" Chennapragada

"SC" Chennapragada

Meditation teacher and author
Maria Loades

Maria Loades

Clinical Tutor, University of Bath
Michael Troiano

Michael Troiano

Criminal Defense Attorney, Las Vegas, NV
Sgt. Brandi

Sgt. Brandi

Ex-Marine, Combat Trauma Consultant
Jennifer Gatz

Jennifer Gatz

Ph.D. Science Education, Stonybrook University
Joan Swart

Joan Swart

PsyD, Forensic Psychologist and lecturer
Jolene Van Nevel

Jolene Van Nevel

PhD candidate, Walden University
Cixin Wang

Cixin Wang

Affiliate Assistant Professor, University of Maryland
Inés Domenech del Río

Inés Domenech del Río

Forensic Medical Doctor, Legal Medicine Institute of Malaga
Radha Kothari

Radha Kothari

PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Ethan Levine

Ethan Levine

Ph.D. candidate & research assistant, Temple University
Candi Wingate

Candi Wingate

President at Care4Hire
Juliane Kloess

Juliane Kloess

PhD, Lecturer, University of Birmingham
Ann-Marie Creaven

Ann-Marie Creaven

Ph.D., University of Limerick
Sergei Jargin

Sergei Jargin

associate Professor, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia
Chia-chen Yang

Chia-chen Yang

Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, University of Memphis
Chris Ferguson

Chris Ferguson

Professor of Psychology, Stetson University
Wesley Myers

Wesley Myers

Ph.D. Student, Florida State University
Frederick Toates

Frederick Toates

Emeritus Professor, The Open University
James Nobles

James Nobles

Research Fellow at Leeds Beckett University
Mathew Parackal

Mathew Parackal

Senior Lecturer, University of Otago
Byron Miller

Byron Miller

Assistant Professor, University of South Florida
Chris Chandler

Chris Chandler

Principal Lecturer, London Metropolitan University
Alex Burrell

Alex Burrell

B.Med.Sc, University of Birmingham
Bill Coats

Bill Coats

Personal Injury Lawyer, Bellingham, WA
Martin Dorahy

Martin Dorahy

Trauma Researcher, University of Canterbury
Kieran Sullivan

Kieran Sullivan

Professor of Psychology, Santa Clara University
Jennifer Gola

Jennifer Gola

PsyD, Psychologist at the Center for Emotional Health
Hogan Injury

Hogan Injury

Hogan Injury Lawyers
Kelly Burch

Kelly Burch

Health & Wellness Freelance Journalist
Abiola Keller

Abiola Keller

PA-C, MPH, PhD and Professor at Marquette University
David Adrian Thomas

David Adrian Thomas

Esq, Founder County Surveyors Society International
Margaret Rutherford

Margaret Rutherford

PhD, Psychologist and author
Sharath Chandra Guntuku

Sharath Chandra Guntuku

Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania
Matteo Lupi

Matteo Lupi

Resident in Psychiatry at the University G. d’Annunzio
Elizabeth O'Connor

Elizabeth O'Connor

Behavioral Health Psychologist
Helen Sanders

Helen Sanders

Chief Editor, HealthAmbition.com
Kathy Bond

Kathy Bond

Research Assistant, Mental Health First Aid Australia
Hanna Sahlin

Hanna Sahlin

Ph.D. student, Karolinska Institutet
Elisabeth Rataj

Elisabeth Rataj

Master of Public Health
Psycom.net

Psycom.net

Online Mental Health Resouce
Taryn Goldberg

Taryn Goldberg

Doctoral Candidate, UC Riverside
Tara Cousineau

Tara Cousineau

Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Meditation Teacher
Rosie Shrout

Rosie Shrout

Doctoral Candidate, University of Nevada, Reno
Charlotte Willfors

Charlotte Willfors

PhD, Karolinska Instutet
Larry Rosen

Larry Rosen

Prof. Emeritus, California State University
Sara West

Sara West

Licensed MFT, San Jose, CA
Erin Vogel

Erin Vogel

Doctoral Candidate, Univ. of Toledo
Nienke Schutte

Nienke Schutte

Post-Doc Researcher, VU University Medical Center
Eveline de Zeeuw

Eveline de Zeeuw

Post-Doc Researcher, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amanda Emmert

Amanda Emmert

Assistant Professor, Towson University
Ryan Kennedy

Ryan Kennedy

Clinical Associate, Brown Clinic, CT
Jeri Hahn-Markowitz

Jeri Hahn-Markowitz

Occupational Therapist
Alexandra Main

Alexandra Main

Professor, University of California Merced
Kate Sweeny

Kate Sweeny

Associate Professor, University of California Riverside
Inga Dora Sigfusdottir

Inga Dora Sigfusdottir

Professor, Reykjavik University
Florin Tibu

Florin Tibu

Research Fellow at BEIP
Alyssa McCarthy

Alyssa McCarthy

Ph.D. candidate, Rutgers University
Maria Lo Cascio

Maria Lo Cascio

Ph.D. Psychology and Social Science, University of Palermo
Krysten Bold

Krysten Bold

Postdoctoral fellow at Yale University School of Medicine
Xiaolong Zheng

Xiaolong Zheng

Associate Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Stephen Utych

Stephen Utych

Assistant Professor, Boise State University
Lucy Betts

Lucy Betts

Associate Professor, Nottingham Trent University
Jackie Waters

Jackie Waters

Founder of Hyper-Tidy.com
Douglas Evans

Douglas Evans

Senior Investigator, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Arielle Scoglio

Arielle Scoglio

Population Health Ph.D. Student, Northwestern University
Frits Koster

Frits Koster

Vipassana meditation teacher
Thanasis Jamurtas

Thanasis Jamurtas

Professor of Biochemistry of Exercise at University of Thessaly
Jeyda Ibrahim

Jeyda Ibrahim

Clinical Psychologist, South London and Maudsley NHS
Danielle Weiss

Danielle Weiss

Research Assistant, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Robyn Torok

Robyn Torok

PhD, Edith Cowan University
Paula Midori Castelo

Paula Midori Castelo

Associate Professor, Universidade Federal de São Paulo
Bonnie Leadbeater

Bonnie Leadbeater

Professor, University of Victoria
Robbi Drake

Robbi Drake

Director, Need an Article Writing Services
Jamie Price

Jamie Price

Co-Founder & President at Stop, Breathe & Think
Ryan Spohn

Ryan Spohn

Director of the Nebraska Center for Justice Research
Jessica Hegg

Jessica Hegg

Content manager, Vive Health
Eva Rothermund

Eva Rothermund

MD & Lecturer, University Hospital Ulm
Catia Scassellati

Catia Scassellati

Biologist at Saint John of God Clinical Research Centre
Monika Dargis

Monika Dargis

Doctoral Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Trevor McDonald

Trevor McDonald

Content Writer at TCM LLC
Aislinn Conrad-Hiebner

Aislinn Conrad-Hiebner

Social Work Professor, University of Iowa
Elizabeth Seabrook

Elizabeth Seabrook

PhD Candidate, Monash University
Dianne Gardner

Dianne Gardner

Senior Lecturer, Massey University
Hannah Korrel

Hannah Korrel

Ph.D. Student, University of Melbourne
Janet Rovenpor

Janet Rovenpor

Prof. of Management, Manhattan College
Menna Brown

Menna Brown

PhD candidate and lecturer at Swansea University
Manoj Doss

Manoj Doss

Postdoctoral Scientist, Johns Hopkins University
Desiree Murray

Desiree Murray

Associate Director of Research, University of North Carolina
Barry McDonagh

Barry McDonagh

Anxiety expert and Author
Patrick Steffen

Patrick Steffen

Professor of Psychology, Brigham Young University
Terri Beth Miller

Terri Beth Miller

PhD, Online Professor and content writer
Nyema Hermiston

Nyema Hermiston

Naturopath and Author
Joshua Curtiss

Joshua Curtiss

Ph.D. Candidate, Boston University
Sandra Sanchez-Roige

Sandra Sanchez-Roige

Postdoctoral fellow, University of California, San Diego
Zhraa Alhaboby

Zhraa Alhaboby

MBBS, MSc, University of Bedfordshire
Jessica Williamson

Jessica Williamson

Assistant Professor, California State University, Bakersfield
Tobias Teismann

Tobias Teismann

Head of the Center for Psychotherapy Bochum
Holly Hazlett-Stevens

Holly Hazlett-Stevens

PhD, Associate Professor at University of Nevada
Helen Liebling

Helen Liebling

Senior Lecturer, Coventry University
Kellie Davis

Kellie Davis

Fitness writer and personal trainer
Chaelin Karen Ra

Chaelin Karen Ra

PhD Student, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California