Therapist Assisted Online (TAO) Self-Help is an interactive, customizable, and completely self-directed online program. It was designed for addressing issues related to anxiety and depression, which are the problems commonly faced by students at Princeton Seminary. 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. As a TAO participant, you will watch short videos and complete skill-building exercises. TAO is tailored to fit your schedule and your needs. The exercises can be completed through a smartphone, tablet, or computer and the online programs are accessible 24/7.
Check out a sample TAO session: TAO Understanding Depression.
TAO Self-Help is available as a stand-alone online resource for preventative skill-building — you don’t need to be in counseling to use it. However, if you wish to consult with an on-campus counselor as you progress through the material, please fill out intake forms on the Student Counseling website, stop by 301 Templeton Hall, or call the Counseling Office at 609-497-7844.
Sign Up in TAO Self-Help by clicking the link on the TAO login page (you will need a PTS email address.) If you are a student or a spouse currently in on-campus counseling, a version of TAO with additional resources is available to you. Your counselor can sign you up. You will benefit from talking with your therapist about how you are integrating TAO skills into your life. Please contact the Counseling Office with questions or to offer feedback.
Check out this short explainer video about how TAO works and what it can do for you: