About Us

You’re here because you’re searching for answers. Maybe you or
someone you care about is troubled. Perhaps you’ve received a diagnosis
that you want to understand better, or you want to know more about the
medication you’re about to take. Maybe it’s time to call a professional,
but you need help choosing one. And for all the mental health advice
dispensed online these days, all you’ve probably found is that real
clinical guidance is really hard to find.

Not anymore.

Welcome to WebShrink.  Our goal is to provide clinical insight,
research news, personal stories and expert perspectives on mental health
& addiction.  We’re a diverse, experienced team of clinicians,
researchers and editors dedicated to answering your questions about
mental health. You’ll find comprehensive support here that’s original,
authoritative, and trustworthy.  All of our content is cited with
references, fact checked, and reviewed by a physician who is board
certified in psychiatry, addiction medicine, or both.

You’ll find community here, too, through the personal stories shared
by everyday people to the therapeutic bridges we’ll strive to build
between you and the help you seek.

WebShrink…help for when life hurts.

Our Team

Dr. Edward J. Bilotti has over 20 years of practice experience. He is a graduate of Tufts Medical School. He completed residency training in psychiatry at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Bilotti is Clinical Asst. Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is Board-Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and is also Board Certified in Addiction Medicine.


Dr. Alex Patten is the WebShrink Head Writer and Editor and has been with WebShrink for 8 years. Dr. Patten earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Georgetown University in 2010 and his Doctor of Medicine from Tufts University in 2016. In his free time, he enjoys wood working, traveling, and rock climbing.


Christina Pride is the WebShrink Social Media Manger. She joined the WebShrink team in 2021. Christina earned her Associate’s Degree in Social Work in 2014 from Northern Essex Community College and her Bachelor’s Degree in Recreational Therapy from the University of Southern Maine in 2017. Her hobbies include photography, videography, and rock climbing.


Victor Edson is the WebShrink Chief Technology Consultant. He joined the WebShrink Team in 2022. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Computing from Kyambogo University and is a talented programmer.


Dr. Lisa Sisler is a WebShrink Staff Writer. She earned her Master’s in Fine Arts from New England College in 2009 and her Doctor of Letters from Drew University in 2022. In her free time, she is working on a memoir that deals with mental illness.


Kelly Hood is a WebShrink Staff Writer. She earned her Bachelor’s in the Science of Nursing from the University of Southern Maine in 2021. She also has a Bachelor’s in English and education from Dartmouth University and a Master’s in teaching from Columbia University.