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.
Sara West

Sara West

Licensed MFT, San Jose, CA
Jolene Van Nevel

Jolene Van Nevel

PhD candidate, Walden University
Ryan Spohn

Ryan Spohn

Director of the Nebraska Center for Justice Research
Erin Vogel

Erin Vogel

Doctoral Candidate, Univ. of Toledo
Ruth S. Kay

Ruth S. Kay

Writer and Blogger
Patrick Steffen

Patrick Steffen

Professor of Psychology, Brigham Young University
Jackie Waters

Jackie Waters

Founder of Hyper-Tidy.com
Andreia Conegero

Andreia Conegero

Adjunct Professor, State University of Western Paraná
Eric Lai

Eric Lai

Clinical Practitioner, Hong Kong
Charlotte Willfors

Charlotte Willfors

PhD, Karolinska Instutet
William Parker

William Parker

Ph.D., Duke University Medical Center
Sandra Sanchez-Roige

Sandra Sanchez-Roige

Postdoctoral fellow, University of California, San Diego
Ryan Strickler

Ryan Strickler

Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Tara Cousineau

Tara Cousineau

Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Meditation Teacher
Fran Walfish

Fran Walfish

PsyD, Child, couple, and family Psychotherapist
Michael Troiano

Michael Troiano

Criminal Defense Attorney, Las Vegas, NV
Dianne Gardner

Dianne Gardner

Senior Lecturer, Massey University
Rebecca Guest

Rebecca Guest

Psychologist, PhD candidate at University of Sydney
Chris Ferguson

Chris Ferguson

Professor of Psychology, Stetson University
Elizabeth Seabrook

Elizabeth Seabrook

PhD Candidate, Monash University
Augustine Lee

Augustine Lee

MD, Post-Doctoral Fellow at Tufts Medical Center
Mathew Parackal

Mathew Parackal

Senior Lecturer, University of Otago
James Nobles

James Nobles

Research Fellow at Leeds Beckett University
Tobias Teismann

Tobias Teismann

Head of the Center for Psychotherapy Bochum
Inga Dora Sigfusdottir

Inga Dora Sigfusdottir

Professor, Reykjavik University
Maria Lo Cascio

Maria Lo Cascio

Ph.D. Psychology and Social Science, University of Palermo
Danielle Weiss

Danielle Weiss

Research Assistant, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Hans Saint-Eloi Cadely

Hans Saint-Eloi Cadely

Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island
Ann-Marie Creaven

Ann-Marie Creaven

Ph.D., University of Limerick
Maria Loades

Maria Loades

Clinical Tutor, University of Bath
Inés Domenech del Río

Inés Domenech del Río

Forensic Medical Doctor, Legal Medicine Institute of Malaga
Nienke Schutte

Nienke Schutte

Post-Doc Researcher, VU University Medical Center
Maju Mathew Koola

Maju Mathew Koola

Associate Professor, George Washington University
David Adrian Thomas

David Adrian Thomas

Esq, Founder County Surveyors Society International
Janet Rovenpor

Janet Rovenpor

Prof. of Management, Manhattan College
Frederick Toates

Frederick Toates

Emeritus Professor, The Open University
Kieran Sullivan

Kieran Sullivan

Professor of Psychology, Santa Clara University
Xiaolong Zheng

Xiaolong Zheng

Associate Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Sarah Morsink

Sarah Morsink

PhD candidate, KU Leuven
Sónia Seixas

Sónia Seixas

Associate Professor, High School of Education of Santarém
Byron Miller

Byron Miller

Assistant Professor, University of South Florida
Helen Liebling

Helen Liebling

Senior Lecturer, Coventry University
Martin Dorahy

Martin Dorahy

Trauma Researcher, University of Canterbury
Kathy Bond

Kathy Bond

Research Assistant, Mental Health First Aid Australia
Taryn Goldberg

Taryn Goldberg

Doctoral Candidate, UC Riverside
Frits Koster

Frits Koster

Vipassana meditation teacher
Lieven Pauwels

Lieven Pauwels

Professor of Criminology, Ghent University
Elisabeth Rataj

Elisabeth Rataj

Master of Public Health
Jessica Williamson

Jessica Williamson

Assistant Professor, California State University, Bakersfield
Alexandra Main

Alexandra Main

Professor, University of California Merced
Radha Kothari

Radha Kothari

PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Desiree Murray

Desiree Murray

Associate Director of Research, University of North Carolina
Matteo Lupi

Matteo Lupi

Resident in Psychiatry at the University G. d’Annunzio
Kate Sweeny

Kate Sweeny

Associate Professor, University of California Riverside
Paul Clarke

Paul Clarke

Addiction Recovery Specialist
"SC" Chennapragada

"SC" Chennapragada

Meditation teacher and author
Annie Odell

Annie Odell

Annie Odell, PhD, Family Nurse Practitioner
Terri Beth Miller

Terri Beth Miller

PhD, Online Professor and content writer
Thanasis Jamurtas

Thanasis Jamurtas

Professor of Biochemistry of Exercise at University of Thessaly
Elizabeth O'Connor

Elizabeth O'Connor

Behavioral Health Psychologist
Alexia Ostrolenk

Alexia Ostrolenk

Ph.D. candidate, University of Montréal
Bonnie Leadbeater

Bonnie Leadbeater

Professor, University of Victoria
Brittany Merrill

Brittany Merrill

Graduate student at Florida International University
Ethan Levine

Ethan Levine

Ph.D. candidate & research assistant, Temple University
Menna Brown

Menna Brown

PhD candidate and lecturer at Swansea University
Chia-chen Yang

Chia-chen Yang

Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, University of Memphis
Margaret Rutherford

Margaret Rutherford

PhD, Psychologist and author
Barry McDonagh

Barry McDonagh

Anxiety expert and Author
Florin Tibu

Florin Tibu

Research Fellow at BEIP
Ronnie Solan

Ronnie Solan

PhD, Psychoanalyst
Krysten Bold

Krysten Bold

Postdoctoral fellow at Yale University School of Medicine
Ilana Hairston

Ilana Hairston

PhD, Research Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Catia Scassellati

Catia Scassellati

Biologist at Saint John of God Clinical Research Centre
Jennifer Gola

Jennifer Gola

PsyD, Psychologist at the Center for Emotional Health
Stephen Utych

Stephen Utych

Assistant Professor, Boise State University
Austin Cohrs

Austin Cohrs

Penn State College of Medicine
Samara McPhedran

Samara McPhedran

PhD, Senior Research Fellow, Griffith University
Jeyda Ibrahim

Jeyda Ibrahim

Clinical Psychologist, South London and Maudsley NHS
Adi Jaffe

Adi Jaffe

PhD, Co-Founder, Alternatives Behavioral Health
Holly Hazlett-Stevens

Holly Hazlett-Stevens

PhD, Associate Professor at University of Nevada
Eva Rothermund

Eva Rothermund

MD & Lecturer, University Hospital Ulm
Kellie Davis

Kellie Davis

Fitness writer and personal trainer
Jeri Hahn-Markowitz

Jeri Hahn-Markowitz

Occupational Therapist
Ryan Kennedy

Ryan Kennedy

Clinical Associate, Brown Clinic, CT
Chris Chandler

Chris Chandler

Principal Lecturer, London Metropolitan University
Zhraa Alhaboby

Zhraa Alhaboby

MBBS, MSc, University of Bedfordshire
Robyn Torok

Robyn Torok

PhD, Edith Cowan University
Lia Ahonen

Lia Ahonen

Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Douglas Evans

Douglas Evans

Senior Investigator, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Erin Delker

Erin Delker

PhD candidate, UC San Diego
Sharath Chandra Guntuku

Sharath Chandra Guntuku

Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania
Candi Wingate

Candi Wingate

President at Care4Hire
Joan Swart

Joan Swart

PsyD, Forensic Psychologist and lecturer
Constantinos Kokkinos

Constantinos Kokkinos

Professor of Educational Psychology
Eveline de Zeeuw

Eveline de Zeeuw

Post-Doc Researcher, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Helen Sanders

Helen Sanders

Chief Editor, HealthAmbition.com
Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams

Forensic Psychologist, Inpatient Service, London
Sgt. Brandi

Sgt. Brandi

Ex-Marine, Combat Trauma Consultant
Paula Midori Castelo

Paula Midori Castelo

Associate Professor, Universidade Federal de São Paulo
Claudia Buntrock

Claudia Buntrock

PhD candidate, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Marta Marchlewska

Marta Marchlewska

Assistant Professor, Polish Academy of Sciences
Alex Burrell

Alex Burrell

B.Med.Sc, University of Birmingham
Hannah Korrel

Hannah Korrel

Ph.D. Student, University of Melbourne
Maeghin Alarid

Maeghin Alarid

MA National Security & Homeland Defense
Sergei Jargin

Sergei Jargin

associate Professor, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia
Cixin Wang

Cixin Wang

Affiliate Assistant Professor, University of Maryland
Rosie Shrout

Rosie Shrout

Doctoral Candidate, University of Nevada, Reno
Esther Calvete

Esther Calvete

Assistant Professor, University of Deusto, Spain
Nyema Hermiston

Nyema Hermiston

Naturopath and Author
Jessica Hegg

Jessica Hegg

Content manager, Vive Health
Mohammed Al-Mosaiwi

Mohammed Al-Mosaiwi

Ph.D. Student, University of Reading
Joel Paris

Joel Paris

MD, Professor at McGill University
Larry Rosen

Larry Rosen

Prof. Emeritus, California State University
Juliane Kloess

Juliane Kloess

PhD, Lecturer, University of Birmingham
Kim Travis

Kim Travis

Senior Marketing Executive, EDCare
Bill Coats

Bill Coats

Personal Injury Lawyer, Bellingham, WA
Chaelin Karen Ra

Chaelin Karen Ra

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

Hanna Sahlin

Ph.D. student, Karolinska Institutet
Maria Panagiotidi

Maria Panagiotidi

PhD, Lecturer, Staffordshire University
Alyssa McCarthy

Alyssa McCarthy

Ph.D. candidate, Rutgers University
Lucy Betts

Lucy Betts

Associate Professor, Nottingham Trent University
Sara Bufferd

Sara Bufferd

Sara Bufferd, Assistant Professor, CSU San Marcos
Jack Elever

Jack Elever

Marketing Manager, UK Interactive
Joshua Curtiss

Joshua Curtiss

Ph.D. Candidate, Boston University
Robbi Drake

Robbi Drake

Director, Need an Article Writing Services
Aislinn Conrad-Hiebner

Aislinn Conrad-Hiebner

Social Work Professor, University of Iowa
Kerin Bellak-Adams

Kerin Bellak-Adams

ADHD expert, certified coach and author
Jamie Price

Jamie Price

Co-Founder & President at Stop, Breathe & Think
Abiola Keller

Abiola Keller

PA-C, MPH, PhD and Professor at Marquette University
Denine Smit

Denine Smit

LLD (Labour Law), Lecturer