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.
Jeri Hahn-Markowitz

Jeri Hahn-Markowitz

Occupational Therapist
Matteo Lupi

Matteo Lupi

Resident in Psychiatry at the University G. d’Annunzio
Joel Paris

Joel Paris

MD, Professor at McGill University
Radha Kothari

Radha Kothari

PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Xiaolong Zheng

Xiaolong Zheng

Associate Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Sónia Seixas

Sónia Seixas

Associate Professor, High School of Education of Santarém
Esther Calvete

Esther Calvete

Assistant Professor, University of Deusto, Spain
Terri Beth Miller

Terri Beth Miller

PhD, Online Professor and content writer
Barry McDonagh

Barry McDonagh

Anxiety expert and Author
Bill Coats

Bill Coats

Personal Injury Lawyer, Bellingham, WA
Ryan Kennedy

Ryan Kennedy

Clinical Associate, Brown Clinic, CT
Denine Smit

Denine Smit

LLD (Labour Law), Lecturer
David Adrian Thomas

David Adrian Thomas

Esq, Founder County Surveyors Society International
Margaret Rutherford

Margaret Rutherford

PhD, Psychologist and author
Brittany Merrill

Brittany Merrill

Graduate student at Florida International University
Sergei Jargin

Sergei Jargin

associate Professor, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia
Kathy Bond

Kathy Bond

Research Assistant, Mental Health First Aid Australia
Elizabeth Seabrook

Elizabeth Seabrook

PhD Candidate, Monash University
Candi Wingate

Candi Wingate

President at Care4Hire
Frits Koster

Frits Koster

Vipassana meditation teacher
Krysten Bold

Krysten Bold

Postdoctoral fellow at Yale University School of Medicine
Chia-chen Yang

Chia-chen Yang

Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, University of Memphis
Adi Jaffe

Adi Jaffe

PhD, Co-Founder, Alternatives Behavioral Health
Robbi Drake

Robbi Drake

Director, Need an Article Writing Services
Augustine Lee

Augustine Lee

MD, Post-Doctoral Fellow at Tufts Medical Center
Robyn Torok

Robyn Torok

PhD, Edith Cowan University
Jennifer Gola

Jennifer Gola

PsyD, Psychologist at the Center for Emotional Health
Menna Brown

Menna Brown

PhD candidate and lecturer at Swansea University
Chris Chandler

Chris Chandler

Principal Lecturer, London Metropolitan University
Janet Rovenpor

Janet Rovenpor

Prof. of Management, Manhattan College
Larry Rosen

Larry Rosen

Prof. Emeritus, California State University
Jolene Van Nevel

Jolene Van Nevel

PhD candidate, Walden University
Elisabeth Rataj

Elisabeth Rataj

Master of Public Health
Kellie Davis

Kellie Davis

Fitness writer and personal trainer
Maeghin Alarid

Maeghin Alarid

MA National Security & Homeland Defense
Taryn Goldberg

Taryn Goldberg

Doctoral Candidate, UC Riverside
Sara Bufferd

Sara Bufferd

Sara Bufferd, Assistant Professor, CSU San Marcos
Rebecca Guest

Rebecca Guest

Psychologist, PhD candidate at University of Sydney
Sarah Morsink

Sarah Morsink

PhD candidate, KU Leuven
Austin Cohrs

Austin Cohrs

Penn State College of Medicine
Chaelin Karen Ra

Chaelin Karen Ra

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

Fran Walfish

PsyD, Child, couple, and family Psychotherapist
Tobias Teismann

Tobias Teismann

Head of the Center for Psychotherapy Bochum
Chris Ferguson

Chris Ferguson

Professor of Psychology, Stetson University
Thanasis Jamurtas

Thanasis Jamurtas

Professor of Biochemistry of Exercise at University of Thessaly
"SC" Chennapragada

"SC" Chennapragada

Meditation teacher and author
Paula Midori Castelo

Paula Midori Castelo

Associate Professor, Universidade Federal de São Paulo
Charlotte Willfors

Charlotte Willfors

PhD, Karolinska Instutet
Constantinos Kokkinos

Constantinos Kokkinos

Professor of Educational Psychology
Sgt. Brandi

Sgt. Brandi

Ex-Marine, Combat Trauma Consultant
Erin Delker

Erin Delker

PhD candidate, UC San Diego
Jamie Price

Jamie Price

Co-Founder & President at Stop, Breathe & Think
Erin Vogel

Erin Vogel

Doctoral Candidate, Univ. of Toledo
Jackie Waters

Jackie Waters

Founder of Hyper-Tidy.com
Martin Dorahy

Martin Dorahy

Trauma Researcher, University of Canterbury
Claudia Buntrock

Claudia Buntrock

PhD candidate, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Joan Swart

Joan Swart

PsyD, Forensic Psychologist and lecturer
Kerin Bellak-Adams

Kerin Bellak-Adams

ADHD expert, certified coach and author
Maju Mathew Koola

Maju Mathew Koola

Associate Professor, George Washington University
Jessica Hegg

Jessica Hegg

Content manager, Vive Health
Ruth S. Kay

Ruth S. Kay

Writer and Blogger
Byron Miller

Byron Miller

Assistant Professor, University of South Florida
Michael Troiano

Michael Troiano

Criminal Defense Attorney, Las Vegas, NV
Alex Burrell

Alex Burrell

B.Med.Sc, University of Birmingham
Eric Lai

Eric Lai

Clinical Practitioner, Hong Kong
Lieven Pauwels

Lieven Pauwels

Professor of Criminology, Ghent University
Florin Tibu

Florin Tibu

Research Fellow at BEIP
Annie Odell

Annie Odell

Annie Odell, PhD, Family Nurse Practitioner
Abiola Keller

Abiola Keller

PA-C, MPH, PhD and Professor at Marquette University
Danielle Weiss

Danielle Weiss

Research Assistant, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Holly Hazlett-Stevens

Holly Hazlett-Stevens

PhD, Associate Professor at University of Nevada
Sara West

Sara West

Licensed MFT, San Jose, CA
Ilana Hairston

Ilana Hairston

PhD, Research Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

Paul Clarke

Addiction Recovery Specialist
Sandra Sanchez-Roige

Sandra Sanchez-Roige

Postdoctoral fellow, University of California, San Diego
Elizabeth O'Connor

Elizabeth O'Connor

Behavioral Health Psychologist
Nyema Hermiston

Nyema Hermiston

Naturopath and Author
Catia Scassellati

Catia Scassellati

Biologist at Saint John of God Clinical Research Centre
Inga Dora Sigfusdottir

Inga Dora Sigfusdottir

Professor, Reykjavik University
Dianne Gardner

Dianne Gardner

Senior Lecturer, Massey University
Bonnie Leadbeater

Bonnie Leadbeater

Professor, University of Victoria
Ronnie Solan

Ronnie Solan

PhD, Psychoanalyst
Eva Rothermund

Eva Rothermund

MD & Lecturer, University Hospital Ulm
Helen Liebling

Helen Liebling

Senior Lecturer, Coventry University
James Nobles

James Nobles

Research Fellow at Leeds Beckett University