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

Edward Bilotti, MD

Edward J. Bilotti, MD, FAPA

Dr. Ed Bilotti is a graduate of Tufts Medical School. He completed residency training in psychiatry at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. 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.
Alex Patten, MD

Alex Patten, MD

Chief Medical Reporter/Editor
Dr. Alex 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 woodworking, traveling, and rock climbing.

Christina Pride

Social Media Manager
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

Victor Edson

Chief Technology Consultant
Victor earned his Bachelor's degree in Information Technology and Computing from Kyambogo University. He has a broad skillset inlcluding programming, web development, and more.
Carmello Bilotti

Carmello Bilotti

UI/UX Designer
Carmello is a student majoring in Information Technology at the University of Southern Maine. He designs user interfaces and user experiences, and also has experience with web programming, and more.
Lisa Sisler, D.Litt.

Lisa Sisler, D.Litt.

Staff Reporter
Dr. Lisa Sisler 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

Kelly Hood

Medical Reporter
Kelly 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.