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Therapy Assisted Online (TAO) Self Help

What is Therapy Assisted Online (TAO) Self Help?

  • TAO Self Help is an interactive, dynamic, easy to access online program that provides assistance to help overcome anxiety, depression, relationships/communication, and substance use concerns, which are the problems most commonly faced by students at University of Richmond.
  • TAO is based on well-researched and highly effective strategies.
  • TAO Self Help assists you with managing your own emotional well-being without the help of a therapist.
  • The exercises can be completed through a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
  • You can choose to view short, but helpful videos, take part in brief exercises, use logs to track moods and progress, and have access to a Mindfulness Library.
  • All Richmond students, staff and faculty are eligible to use TAO Self Help.  You just need a Richmond email address.

Benefits of TAO Self Help:

  • You will have access to highly effective therapeutic modules 24/7.
  • You can sign up any time of day or night, and without having to travel to Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

Highlights of the modules:

  • Anxiety: relaxation strategies, analyzing thoughts, mindfulness, facing fears, lifestyle factors
  • Depression: traps, problem solving, focusing on thoughts, mindfulness, values, relationships, lifestyle
  • Substance Abuse: decisions, cravings, social support, lapse and relapses, finances, time management
  • Relationships and Communication: anger, communication styles, problem solving

How do I sign up?

To take an anonymous self-assessment for personalized recommendations, click here

To sign up for TAO Self Help, click here.

If you have already signed up for TAO previously and have an account, click here.