Therapy Assisted Online (TAO)

To sign up for TAO Self Help, click here.

If you have already signed up for TAO, access your account here.

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  • What is 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).
  • Module Highlights
    • 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
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