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.
Margaret Rutherford

Margaret Rutherford

PhD, Psychologist and author
Eva Rothermund

Eva Rothermund

MD & Lecturer, University Hospital Ulm
Jessica Williamson

Jessica Williamson

Assistant Professor, California State University, Bakersfield
Brittany Merrill

Brittany Merrill

Graduate student at Florida International University
Hannah Korrel

Hannah Korrel

Ph.D. Student, University of Melbourne
Annie Odell

Annie Odell

Annie Odell, PhD, Family Nurse Practitioner
Bonnie Leadbeater

Bonnie Leadbeater

Professor, University of Victoria
David Adrian Thomas

David Adrian Thomas

Esq, Founder County Surveyors Society International
Xiaolong Zheng

Xiaolong Zheng

Associate Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Radha Kothari

Radha Kothari

PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Esther Calvete

Esther Calvete

Assistant Professor, University of Deusto, Spain
Charlotte Willfors

Charlotte Willfors

PhD, Karolinska Instutet
Candi Wingate

Candi Wingate

President at Care4Hire
Denine Smit

Denine Smit

LLD (Labour Law), Lecturer
Paula Midori Castelo

Paula Midori Castelo

Associate Professor, Universidade Federal de São Paulo
Janet Rovenpor

Janet Rovenpor

Prof. of Management, Manhattan College
Chia-chen Yang

Chia-chen Yang

Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, University of Memphis
Jeri Hahn-Markowitz

Jeri Hahn-Markowitz

Occupational Therapist
Alexia Ostrolenk

Alexia Ostrolenk

Ph.D. candidate, University of Montréal
Kellie Davis

Kellie Davis

Fitness writer and personal trainer
Sgt. Brandi

Sgt. Brandi

Ex-Marine, Combat Trauma Consultant
Terri Beth Miller

Terri Beth Miller

PhD, Online Professor and content writer
Sónia Seixas

Sónia Seixas

Associate Professor, High School of Education of Santarém
Abiola Keller

Abiola Keller

PA-C, MPH, PhD and Professor at Marquette University
Ryan Kennedy

Ryan Kennedy

Clinical Associate, Brown Clinic, CT
Elisabeth Rataj

Elisabeth Rataj

Master of Public Health
Eveline de Zeeuw

Eveline de Zeeuw

Post-Doc Researcher, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Maeghin Alarid

Maeghin Alarid

MA National Security & Homeland Defense
Joan Swart

Joan Swart

PsyD, Forensic Psychologist and lecturer
Elizabeth O'Connor

Elizabeth O'Connor

Behavioral Health Psychologist
Matteo Lupi

Matteo Lupi

Resident in Psychiatry at the University G. d’Annunzio
Adi Jaffe

Adi Jaffe

PhD, Co-Founder, Alternatives Behavioral Health
Nyema Hermiston

Nyema Hermiston

Naturopath and Author
Bill Coats

Bill Coats

Personal Injury Lawyer, Bellingham, WA
Claudia Buntrock

Claudia Buntrock

PhD candidate, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Byron Miller

Byron Miller

Assistant Professor, University of South Florida
Menna Brown

Menna Brown

PhD candidate and lecturer at Swansea University
Kerin Bellak-Adams

Kerin Bellak-Adams

ADHD expert, certified coach and author
Jackie Waters

Jackie Waters

Founder of Hyper-Tidy.com
Sandra Sanchez-Roige

Sandra Sanchez-Roige

Postdoctoral fellow, University of California, San Diego
Constantinos Kokkinos

Constantinos Kokkinos

Professor of Educational Psychology
Douglas Evans

Douglas Evans

Senior Investigator, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Jolene Van Nevel

Jolene Van Nevel

PhD candidate, Walden University
Chris Ferguson

Chris Ferguson

Professor of Psychology, Stetson University
Maju Mathew Koola

Maju Mathew Koola

Associate Professor, George Washington University
Sergei Jargin

Sergei Jargin

associate Professor, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia
Ilana Hairston

Ilana Hairston

PhD, Research Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Chaelin Karen Ra

Chaelin Karen Ra

PhD Student, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
"SC" Chennapragada

"SC" Chennapragada

Meditation teacher and author
Erin Vogel

Erin Vogel

Doctoral Candidate, Univ. of Toledo
Frits Koster

Frits Koster

Vipassana meditation teacher
Ruth S. Kay

Ruth S. Kay

Writer and Blogger
Krysten Bold

Krysten Bold

Postdoctoral fellow at Yale University School of Medicine
Jamie Price

Jamie Price

Co-Founder & President at Stop, Breathe & Think
Barry McDonagh

Barry McDonagh

Anxiety expert and Author
Kathy Bond

Kathy Bond

Research Assistant, Mental Health First Aid Australia
James Nobles

James Nobles

Research Fellow at Leeds Beckett University
Helen Liebling

Helen Liebling

Senior Lecturer, Coventry University
Elizabeth Seabrook

Elizabeth Seabrook

PhD Candidate, Monash University
Holly Hazlett-Stevens

Holly Hazlett-Stevens

PhD, Associate Professor at University of Nevada
Austin Cohrs

Austin Cohrs

Penn State College of Medicine
Fran Walfish

Fran Walfish

PsyD, Child, couple, and family Psychotherapist
Maria Lo Cascio

Maria Lo Cascio

Ph.D. Psychology and Social Science, University of Palermo
Erin Delker

Erin Delker

PhD candidate, UC San Diego
Jennifer Gola

Jennifer Gola

PsyD, Psychologist at the Center for Emotional Health
Martin Dorahy

Martin Dorahy

Trauma Researcher, University of Canterbury
Jeyda Ibrahim

Jeyda Ibrahim

Clinical Psychologist, South London and Maudsley NHS
William Parker

William Parker

Ph.D., Duke University Medical Center
Alex Burrell

Alex Burrell

B.Med.Sc, University of Birmingham
Robyn Torok

Robyn Torok

PhD, Edith Cowan University
Hans Saint-Eloi Cadely

Hans Saint-Eloi Cadely

Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island
Chris Chandler

Chris Chandler

Principal Lecturer, London Metropolitan University
Larry Rosen

Larry Rosen

Prof. Emeritus, California State University
Hanna Sahlin

Hanna Sahlin

Ph.D. student, Karolinska Institutet
Sarah Morsink

Sarah Morsink

PhD candidate, KU Leuven
Eric Lai

Eric Lai

Clinical Practitioner, Hong Kong
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
Joel Paris

Joel Paris

MD, Professor at McGill University
Florin Tibu

Florin Tibu

Research Fellow at BEIP
Kieran Sullivan

Kieran Sullivan

Professor of Psychology, Santa Clara University
Tobias Teismann

Tobias Teismann

Head of the Center for Psychotherapy Bochum
Dianne Gardner

Dianne Gardner

Senior Lecturer, Massey University
Robbi Drake

Robbi Drake

Director, Need an Article Writing Services
Augustine Lee

Augustine Lee

MD, Post-Doctoral Fellow at Tufts Medical Center
Ronnie Solan

Ronnie Solan

PhD, Psychoanalyst
Michael Troiano

Michael Troiano

Criminal Defense Attorney, Las Vegas, NV
Nienke Schutte

Nienke Schutte

Post-Doc Researcher, VU University Medical Center
Lieven Pauwels

Lieven Pauwels

Professor of Criminology, Ghent University
Thanasis Jamurtas

Thanasis Jamurtas

Professor of Biochemistry of Exercise at University of Thessaly
Catia Scassellati

Catia Scassellati

Biologist at Saint John of God Clinical Research Centre
Ethan Levine

Ethan Levine

Ph.D. candidate & research assistant, Temple University
Paul Clarke

Paul Clarke

Addiction Recovery Specialist
Danielle Weiss

Danielle Weiss

Research Assistant, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Samara McPhedran

Samara McPhedran

PhD, Senior Research Fellow, Griffith University
Sara West

Sara West

Licensed MFT, San Jose, CA
Jessica Hegg

Jessica Hegg

Content manager, Vive Health
Inga Dora Sigfusdottir

Inga Dora Sigfusdottir

Professor, Reykjavik University