Therapy Assistance Online

TAO, or Therapy Assistance Online, provides research-based, effective treatment wherever you are connected to the Internet. Using TAO to address your concerns means you have access to a platform of fun and educational videos, interactive exercises, a mindfulness library, practice tools, and progress measures. TAO is tailored to suit your needs

Why would I choose TAO?

Whether you are struggling with relationship challenges, sadness or other stressors, TAO empowers you to take charge of you treatment and your life. You can work on your goals whenever and wherever you'd like, whether you've got 10 minutes or an hour. TAO is also FREE to all current TAMIU students and employees.

Does it work?

In a clinical trial of TAO for anxiety, people treated with TAO's online system were compared with people treated with traditional face-to-face weekly psychotherapy. Those treated with TAO had more symptom improvement, a greater sense of well-being, and better life functioning than those treated with traditional therapy. It's effective help without the commute. 

The TAO Mobile app makes it easy to practice skills like changing thinking patterns and learning to relax. It is important to continue practicing these skills every day. The app provides access on your mobile device to a variety of wellness tools:

  • TAO logs and journals - so you can do them on the go
  • Responsive Feedback - to help keep you motivated
  • Messaging system - individualized reminders, suggestions, and encouragers focused on what works best based on our research of thousands of TAO users. 

Join today 


How to register for TAO self-help?

  1. In your browser window, navigate to https://us.taoconnect.org/register
  2. Enter First Name, Last Name, and your school email address
  3. Create a Password.
  4. Leave the 'Enrollment Key' field blank.
  5. Click Sign Me Up
  6. Check your email. You will be sent a Welcome to TAO email with a confirmation link which you must click on to sign in.