Why TAO?

We want you to have free, 24/7, year-round access to resources that help you handle life and feel your best emotionally. TAO (Therapy Assistance Online) provides these resources in a format that is easy to access and use. TAO’s videos, activity logs, and other tools can be completed anytime and anywhere you have internet access.

TAO modules are designed to help you have a better understanding of your personal experiences and to equip you with strategies for feeling less distressed today and as you go forward in your life. You don’t have to take time out of your busy schedule to travel to meet with a therapist, and you have the freedom of working in private. The TAO model has been validated with over 100 studies in 20 countries and has been shown to be highly effective. With daily practice and exercise, you will experience optimum results from your treatment—it’s work, but the benefits are worth it!

Help is available—24 hours/day, 365 days/year.

How to connect

TAO is a free resource for all Calvin students. TAO modules and tools are available as self-help tools, or can be assigned by a faculty/staff member. Alternatively, Counseling & Wellness counselors may assign TAO as a therapy tool in conjunction with weekly videoconference sessions.

To enter TAO, go to thepath.taoconnect.org. Enter your Calvin email address, and log in using one of the following three methods:

  • TAO Self-Help: Exploring TAO on your own? Click the self-help button and follow instructions.
  • TAO Assigned: Assigned TAO content by a Calvin faculty or staff member? Enter the enrollment key they provided to you.
  • TAO Therapy: Signed up by a counselor at Counseling & Wellness for TAO therapy sessions? Enter the password you received by email.

Further instructions

Once you’ve logged in, you will find a variety of resources to explore—videos, mindfulness guides, and activity logs. Many of these resources can also be accessed through the TAO Mobile app. As you explore, let us know if there are any other ways that we can support you at the Center for Counseling and Wellness. We hope that you find TAO to be a useful tool in your wellness journey!

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TAO-Calvin Explainer Video from Therapist Assisted Online on Vimeo.

Due to professional licensure requirements, videoconference sessions are not available to students out-of-state.

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