The Counseling Center is committed to helping you benefit as much as possible from your experience at ASU. This support may include helping you to perform better academically, to cope with your emotions, or to be more effective in your relationships with others.
The University environment can be exciting and challenging. It also can be highly stressful since you may face academic pressures as well as demands from family, friends, and loved ones at the same time. While we work with students who may be experiencing a crisis, our goal is to help you deal with your concerns before they develop into more serious problems.
Therapy Assisted On-Line (TAO) Treatment
Therapist Assisted Online (TAO) is an interactive, dynamic, and easy-to-access online program. It was designed for addressing issues related to anxiety and depression, which are the problems most commonly faced by students at A-State. TAO can provide resources and tools to promote healthy coping skills and help you bounce back from life’s disappointments and frustrations. As a TAO participant, each week you will watch short videos and complete skill-building exercises followed by brief video-conferencing or in-person meetings with your therapist. TAO is tailored to fit your schedule and your needs. The exercises can be completed through a smartphone, tablet, or computer and the online programs are accessible 24/7. For more information see the TAO page.
TAO Self-Help is a platform of tools and information to help you learn about struggles common to college students and to develop helpful strategies for navigating these challenges. TAO Self-Help is available to be completed as a stand-alone resource for preventative care. For more information see the TAO Self-Help page.
PLEASE NOTE: TAO Self-Help Modules are informational and intended as an aid in understanding the topics presented, but are not intended as treatment or substitute for assistance from a qualified mental health professional.
Mental Health Screenings
Mental health is a key part of your overall health. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional - they are a checkup from your neck up. This program is completely anonymous and confidential, and immediately following the brief questionnaire you will see your results, recommendations, and key resources. Follow the link to select your screening:
The Arkansas State University Counseling Center is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS). The Counseling Center was evaluated by IACS against high standards of counseling practice and was found to offer competent and reliable professional services to its clientele. Approval by IACS is also dependent upon evidence of continued professional development as well as demonstration of excellence of counseling performance.