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For all students:  2018-19 NEW Offering- Completely Confidential!

TAO Self-Enrolled Self-Help

TAO Self-Help is a completely private online library of behavioral health resources that includes interactive educational modules and practice tools to help you understand and manage how you feel, think and act.

You can learn stress management, mindfulness skills, problem-solving, relationship skills and strategies to avoid dwelling on your concerns and to develop more helpful thinking patterns.

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TAO Self-Help is completely self-directed with no contact with a mental health professional. Your information is kept anonymous and confidential.

The TAO Self-Help is intended as a prevention program and is not a treatment for mental health disorders.

If you require treatment for an emotional or mental health concern, please contact Otterbein University Counseling Center to schedule an appointment.


Find out by using the anonymous Online Screening Tool.

Self-Assessment Online Screening Tool:

Experiencing some life challenges and considering what to do next?

With this self-assessment, you can answer questions that are relevant to you and skip the ones that are not.

This anonymous screening tool does not provide a mental or behavioral health diagnosis, but identifies concerns that may be negatively impacting your thoughts, feelings, behaviors or overall daily functioning.

Receive live feedback as you respond. This feedback will be displayed on the right-hand side of the page and will provide brief interpretations and suggestions.

Once you have entered all relevant responses you will click submit and receive a list of recommended TAO modules to address your concerns.

If you find that your responses indicate that you may be experiencing moderate or severe symptoms, we recommend that you contact The Counseling Center for additional support.

TAO may also be used with a Counselor

  • Students interested in TAO with therapy can contact us to schedule a TAO screening appointment.
  • If you are already seeing a counselor, you can let your counselor know that you are interested in TAO.

To access TAO Self-Help, simply sign up below or at thepath.taoconnect.org with your Otterbein University email (no enrollment key needed).

Mobile Apps

Mobile apps can be effective tools that make therapy more accessible, efficient and portable for those with anxiety disorders, depression, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other related disorders. Professionals at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) describe and rate apps such as Headspace, Pacifica, Self-Help Anxiety Management, What's My M3, PTSD Coach, T2 Mood Tracker, MindShift, WorryWatch, Breathe2Relax, MoodKit and more. Learn more here.