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.
Terri Beth Miller

Terri Beth Miller

PhD, Online Professor and content writer
Tobias Teismann

Tobias Teismann

Head of the Center for Psychotherapy Bochum
Janet Rovenpor

Janet Rovenpor

Prof. of Management, Manhattan College
Sara West

Sara West

Licensed MFT, San Jose, CA
Barry McDonagh

Barry McDonagh

Anxiety expert and Author
Menna Brown

Menna Brown

PhD candidate and lecturer at Swansea University
Claudia Buntrock

Claudia Buntrock

PhD candidate, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Florin Tibu

Florin Tibu

Research Fellow at BEIP
Eva Rothermund

Eva Rothermund

MD & Lecturer, University Hospital Ulm
Hanna Sahlin

Hanna Sahlin

Ph.D. student, Karolinska Institutet
James Nobles

James Nobles

Research Fellow at Leeds Beckett University
Kellie Davis

Kellie Davis

Fitness writer and personal trainer
Alexia Ostrolenk

Alexia Ostrolenk

Ph.D. candidate, University of Montréal
Frits Koster

Frits Koster

Vipassana meditation teacher
Taryn Goldberg

Taryn Goldberg

Doctoral Candidate, UC Riverside
Holly Hazlett-Stevens

Holly Hazlett-Stevens

PhD, Associate Professor at University of Nevada
Sarah Morsink

Sarah Morsink

PhD candidate, KU Leuven
Sara Bufferd

Sara Bufferd

Sara Bufferd, Assistant Professor, CSU San Marcos
Ethan Levine

Ethan Levine

Ph.D. candidate & research assistant, Temple University
Esther Calvete

Esther Calvete

Assistant Professor, University of Deusto, Spain
Joan Swart

Joan Swart

PsyD, Forensic Psychologist and lecturer
Sgt. Brandi

Sgt. Brandi

Ex-Marine, Combat Trauma Consultant
Chris Chandler

Chris Chandler

Principal Lecturer, London Metropolitan University
Robyn Torok

Robyn Torok

PhD, Edith Cowan University
Augustine Lee

Augustine Lee

MD, Post-Doctoral Fellow at Tufts Medical Center
Erin Vogel

Erin Vogel

Doctoral Candidate, Univ. of Toledo
Kathy Bond

Kathy Bond

Research Assistant, Mental Health First Aid Australia
Chaelin Karen Ra

Chaelin Karen Ra

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

Ilana Hairston

PhD, Research Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
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
Jolene Van Nevel

Jolene Van Nevel

PhD candidate, Walden University
Charlotte Willfors

Charlotte Willfors

PhD, Karolinska Instutet
Matteo Lupi

Matteo Lupi

Resident in Psychiatry at the University G. d’Annunzio
Paul Clarke

Paul Clarke

Addiction Recovery Specialist
Sergei Jargin

Sergei Jargin

associate Professor, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia
Elizabeth O'Connor

Elizabeth O'Connor

Behavioral Health Psychologist
Constantinos Kokkinos

Constantinos Kokkinos

Professor of Educational Psychology
Brittany Merrill

Brittany Merrill

Graduate student at Florida International University
Byron Miller

Byron Miller

Assistant Professor, University of South Florida
Rebecca Guest

Rebecca Guest

Psychologist, PhD candidate at University of Sydney
Jeri Hahn-Markowitz

Jeri Hahn-Markowitz

Occupational Therapist
Nyema Hermiston

Nyema Hermiston

Naturopath and Author
Samara McPhedran

Samara McPhedran

PhD, Senior Research Fellow, Griffith University
Dianne Gardner

Dianne Gardner

Senior Lecturer, Massey University
Eveline de Zeeuw

Eveline de Zeeuw

Post-Doc Researcher, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Bonnie Leadbeater

Bonnie Leadbeater

Professor, University of Victoria
Ryan Kennedy

Ryan Kennedy

Clinical Associate, Brown Clinic, CT
Martin Dorahy

Martin Dorahy

Trauma Researcher, University of Canterbury
Elizabeth Seabrook

Elizabeth Seabrook

PhD Candidate, Monash University
Joel Paris

Joel Paris

MD, Professor at McGill University
Bill Coats

Bill Coats

Personal Injury Lawyer, Bellingham, WA
Thanasis Jamurtas

Thanasis Jamurtas

Professor of Biochemistry of Exercise at University of Thessaly
Fran Walfish

Fran Walfish

PsyD, Child, couple, and family Psychotherapist
Eric Lai

Eric Lai

Clinical Practitioner, Hong Kong
Kerin Bellak-Adams

Kerin Bellak-Adams

ADHD expert, certified coach and author
Helen Liebling

Helen Liebling

Senior Lecturer, Coventry University
Chris Ferguson

Chris Ferguson

Professor of Psychology, Stetson University
Adi Jaffe

Adi Jaffe

PhD, Co-Founder, Alternatives Behavioral Health
Xiaolong Zheng

Xiaolong Zheng

Associate Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Chia-chen Yang

Chia-chen Yang

Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, University of Memphis
Maria Lo Cascio

Maria Lo Cascio

Ph.D. Psychology and Social Science, University of Palermo
Inga Dora Sigfusdottir

Inga Dora Sigfusdottir

Professor, Reykjavik University
Elisabeth Rataj

Elisabeth Rataj

Master of Public Health
Lieven Pauwels

Lieven Pauwels

Professor of Criminology, Ghent University
Jamie Price

Jamie Price

Co-Founder & President at Stop, Breathe & Think
Maju Mathew Koola

Maju Mathew Koola

Associate Professor, George Washington University
Erin Delker

Erin Delker

PhD candidate, UC San Diego
Austin Cohrs

Austin Cohrs

Penn State College of Medicine
Catia Scassellati

Catia Scassellati

Biologist at Saint John of God Clinical Research Centre
Margaret Rutherford

Margaret Rutherford

PhD, Psychologist and author
Jennifer Gola

Jennifer Gola

PsyD, Psychologist at the Center for Emotional Health
Jessica Hegg

Jessica Hegg

Content manager, Vive Health
Jackie Waters

Jackie Waters

Founder of Hyper-Tidy.com
David Adrian Thomas

David Adrian Thomas

Esq, Founder County Surveyors Society International
Denine Smit

Denine Smit

LLD (Labour Law), Lecturer
Larry Rosen

Larry Rosen

Prof. Emeritus, California State University
Radha Kothari

Radha Kothari

PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Alex Burrell

Alex Burrell

B.Med.Sc, University of Birmingham
Paula Midori Castelo

Paula Midori Castelo

Associate Professor, Universidade Federal de São Paulo
Candi Wingate

Candi Wingate

President at Care4Hire
Ronnie Solan

Ronnie Solan

PhD, Psychoanalyst
Sónia Seixas

Sónia Seixas

Associate Professor, High School of Education of Santarém
Michael Troiano

Michael Troiano

Criminal Defense Attorney, Las Vegas, NV
Robbi Drake

Robbi Drake

Director, Need an Article Writing Services
"SC" Chennapragada

"SC" Chennapragada

Meditation teacher and author
Danielle Weiss

Danielle Weiss

Research Assistant, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Ruth S. Kay

Ruth S. Kay

Writer and Blogger
Jessica Williamson

Jessica Williamson

Assistant Professor, California State University, Bakersfield
Sandra Sanchez-Roige

Sandra Sanchez-Roige

Postdoctoral fellow, University of California, San Diego
Annie Odell

Annie Odell

Annie Odell, PhD, Family Nurse Practitioner
Maeghin Alarid

Maeghin Alarid

MA National Security & Homeland Defense