Online Self-Help

CAPS at Mason is pleased to offer Therapist Assisted Online (TAO). TAO is a FREE strictly confidential interactive web-based program that provides 24/7 self-help resources and support to the Mason community. All you need to register is your Mason email following the steps below. 

Register in 4 Easy Steps:

  1. Create a TAO Self-Help account using the login on this page
    *Also available on mobile devices (Apple or Android App store).
  2. Select “Sign-Up Self-Help” and “Sign Me Up”.
  3. Complete user information using your Mason email.
  4. Click “Sign Me Up!” and you are ready to use TAO!

*It is okay if you are not sure where to start. You can use TAO’s online screening tool to find out which module recommendations would be helpful for you.

What Services are Offered through TAO?

Self-Help Skills: A collection of skills for working through symptoms of anxiety, general worries, low mood, evaluating substance use, and for interpersonal relationship communication.

Wellbeing Skills: TAO has a Mindfulness Library that includes videos for teaching you helpful exercises like breathing practice, meditation, and mindfulness. This is perfect for practicing daily wellbeing at Mason.TAO lotus graphic

In Crisis?

Emergency Contacts

Online Crisis Chat

Crisis Text Line

    Text 741-741



National Suicide

    Prevention Lifeline

Veterans Crisis Line

    800-273-8255, Press 1

Mason Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Crisis Line




Trans Lifeline


Non-Emergency Contacts

Counseling and Psychological Services


Student Support and Advocacy Center


Mason Police