Therapist Assisted Online (TAO)


 

TAO is a seven-week, interactive, web-based program that provides assistance to help overcome anxiety and depression.

  • TAO is based on well-researched and highly effective strategies for helping anxiety.
  • Each of the seven weeks, you will watch videos, complete exercises, and meet with a counselor via private, secure, videoconferencing for a 10-15 minute consultation.
  • Weekly exercises take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete.
  • Daily homework can be completed on a smart phone, tablet, or computer. These take about 1-2 minutes per entry and the treatment is most effective if you make an entry 2 or more times per day.

Check out a sample TAO session: TAO Understanding Depression.


Or explore TAO Self-Help, a customizable, self-guided program. Through interactive educational modules and practice tools, you'll learn stress management, mindfulness skills, problem-solving, and strategies for bouncing back from life’s disappointments and frustrations. TAO Self-Help is completely self-directed, with no contact with a mental health professional. If you are interested in trying TAO Self-Help, click on the log-in link below and click the button that says "Sign-Up Self-Help."

Log in to TAO here.


If you are interested in trying TAO with a counselor or have any questions about it, please contact David Browne, LICSW, dbrowne@umass.edu or call CCPH 413-545-2337