Hi, I'm Jon VerLee.
As a programmer with a Master's degree in Counseling, I developed Brain Bugs to assist individuals in combating cognitive distortions.
As I look at the world around me, I see a lot of people struggling with their mental health. Much of this stems from distorted thinking patterns that are often automatic and subconscious. I believe that if we can identify these thoughts, we can challenge them and replace them with more realistic thoughts. This is the foundation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is the basis for Brain Bugs.
Recently, I was reading The Coddling of the American Mind. The book discusses how American culture is normalizing cognitive distortions by elevating our feelings as the ultimate truth. This is a dangerous path to go down and I believe that Brain Bugs can help people identify and challenge these distortions.
You can find more about me at jonverlee.com.