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Therapy Assisted Online (TAO)

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Service Summary

Learn skills to manage stress, anxiety, and depression anytime, anyplace. TAO provides therapy that fits in your schedule and your lifestyle.

What is TAO?

  • TAO is an interactive, web-based program that provides assistance to help overcome anxiety, depression, relationship or communication challenges, and substance use concerns.
  • TAO is based on well-researched and highly effective strategies for helping to improve mental health.
  • In TAO, you will watch videos, complete exercises, and will meet weekly with a counsellor via videoconferencing for a 10-15 minute appointment.
  • Weekly exercises take approximately 30 to 40 minutes to complete.
  • Daily homework can be completed on a smart phone, tablet, or computer.
  • TAO users have access to a Mindfulness Library and relaxation videos.

TAO allows you to get effective treatment when your schedule, or life, makes it hard to attend a regular counselling session.

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