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What is TAO?

  • Tao is a seven-week, interactive, web-based program that provides assistance to help overcome anxiety
  • TAO is based on well researched and highly effective strategies for helping anxiety.
  • Each of the seven weeks, participants will watch videos, complete exercises, and meet with a counselor via video conferencing for a 10-15 minute consultation.
  • Weekly exercises take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete.
  • Interested in learning more? Check out a sample TAO session

What are the experiences of UF students using TAO?

  • During the Fall 2013 Semester, we compared outcomes for individual face-to-face psychotherapy, group psychotherapy and Therapist Assisted Online for students with anxiety across seven sessions.
  • All participants completed the Behavioral Health Measure-20 (BHM-20) prior to each session.
  • On the BHM-20 higher scores indicate fewer symptoms and better functioning. The graph on the right shows change across time on the anxiety subscale of the BHM-20. On the BHM-20 a score of 2.6 indicates normal non-problematic functioning.

Who is eligible?

  • Currently enrolled students who want help with anxiety and worry. 
  • Students who have access to computer with webcam.
  • Students who are not experiencing severe depression.
  • Students without a current substance abuse problem.
  • If taking medication, must have been on the same dose for at least one month prior to starting the treatment.
  • 18 years old or older. 

How do I sign up?

  • Call the Counseling and Wellness Center and ask to schedule a TAO triage appointment.
  • If you are already seeing a counselor, then tell your counselor you are interested.

We look forward to helping with your anxiety in TAO!


About Us

The staff of the CWC includes licensed psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, clinical social workers, psychiatrists, psychiatric fellows, psychiatric nurse practitioners, postdoctoral associates, psychology interns, counselor education  interns, and practicum counselors. All of our staff are generalists and see students presenting with a variety of issues. 

Click here for a complete listing of our staff.

Click here to view our annual reports.

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3190 Radio Rd.
PO Box 112662
Gainesville, FL 32611-2662
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ph: (352)392-1575      fx:(352)273-4738