Sherry Benton discusses How TAO Came About and the Features of TAO

January 5, 2017; Tampa Bay Business Journal

Sherry Benton, Founder and Chief Science Officer of TAO Connect, discusses how TAO came about and the features of TAO in this great video!

Check out these articles and links about Telemedicine and TAO Connect in the News!

TheraPY AssisTANCE Online Treatment for Anxiety (TAO-Anxiety)

November 18, 2016; Record Processed by
September 2014: Study was Completed


How Some Colleges Use Teletherapy to Reach More Students

November 6, 2016; The Chronicle of Higher Education


Counseling Psychologists in the News – Sherry Benton

November 6, 2016; Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 17


Award Abstract #1631871 SBIR Phase II: An Intelligent Mental Health Therapy System

October 1, 2016; National Science Foundation


Professional Psychology: Research and Practice

October 2016; APA PsycNET


Students Alleviate Anxiety, Depression with Online Therapy

September 8, 2016; FIU News


Changing Course - Feeling unsatisfied in your professional pursuits? Psychology offers many options when it's time to take a different direction.

September 2016; American Psychological Association


Four Reasons Why Telemedicine Can Improve Patient Engagement

March 3, 2016; H&HN Hospitals & Health Networks

Increase In College Students Seeking Mental Health Treatment

August 9, 2016; US News and World Report

This article talks about how more and more college students are seeking out mental health treatment.

More College Students Seeking Mental Health Treatment

October 10, 2016; The Wall Street Journal

This article discusses that there has been an increase of students seeking treatment for mental health issues at colleges and discusses some of the different routes that colleges have taken to try to handle the treatment demand. It mentions that the University of Central Florida has been using TAO, an online anxiety and depression therapy tool, for a couple of years as one of its programs it offers to help its students.

Anxiety and Panic Attacks Becoming More Prevalent

September 29, 2016;

This article on anxiety and its different treatment options, written by Dr. Joseph Mercola, mentions TAO as one of the tools that the University of Central Florida uses to help treat anxiety.

The Student Counseling Services at Texas A&M Offer TAO to Students

August 28, 2016; The Battalion

The Student Counseling Services at Texas A&M continue to use TAO in the fall after trying it out over the summer!

Executive Director of Texas A&M's Student Counseling Services Talks About TAO

July 19, 2016; KBTX

Dr. Maggie Gardner, the Executive Director of Texas A&M's student counseling services, talks about TAO! Check out the video by clicking the button below.

Three Texas Universities Plan to Offer TAO to Their Students In Fall 2016!

July 16, 2016; The Texas Tribune

Baylor University, Texas A&M University, and the University of North Texas are planning to Use TAO In The Fall!

The University of Hartford Offers TAO to Help Students

March 24, 2016; The Hartford Informer

The University of Hartford is offering TAO as another service to help in continuing to cultivate the well-being of its students.

FAN Fund and New World Angels Invest $1.1 Million in TAO Connect

January 6, 2016; The PE Hub Network

TAO Connect, Inc. gets a great start in the New Year after receiving their biggest investment yet!

How UCF Helps Its Students Reduce Anxiety Over The Holidays

December 22, 2015; 90.7 WMFE

The University of Central Florida offers TAO to its students so they can have access to help for their holiday stress.

New Online Therapist Helps UCF Students Just in Time for Stressful Season

November 16, 2015; UCF Today

The holidays can be stressful and the University of Central Florida knows that! UCF offers TAO to its students so they have a way to get help anytime and during their breaks.

Gainesville Mental Health Start-Up Recruits New CEO

April 27, 2015

TAO Connect, a Gainesville start-up, has hired Bob Clark, a successful entrepreneur and software developer from Southwest Florida, as their new Chief Executive Officer. TAO Connect provides an online platform for mental health therapy, specifically treating mild-to-moderate anxiety and soon other mental health illnesses.

Clark is a seasoned software developer and veteran healthcare executive with more than 25 years experience leading healthcare and IT companies. He recently retired after serving a tenure as Chief Information Officer for a leading Florida medical group where he helped grow the company revenue to nearly $1B. Clark is also a co-founder and partner with the Center for Neurosomatic Studies in SW FL.

“I am incredibly excited and proud to become part of the team here at TAO Connect. This company’s mission has resonated with me from the beginning and I’m thrilled to improve access to mental health around the world,” said Clark.

TAO Connect is currently in Beta, serving 11 universities in the United States and Canada. TAO Connect’s Founder and Inventor, Dr. Sherry Benton, is the former Director of a very large, public university's Counseling and Wellness Center.

“The TAO team is ecstatic to begin working with Bob. His proven success in his leadership roles in healthcare and software industries, and passion for our mission, make him a perfect fit for our company,” said Dr. Benton.

TAO Connect secured a $225,000 grant from the National Science Foundation in December 2014 and has also received funding from the Florida Institute and Healthbox, a healthcare start-up accelerator.

TAO Connect Snags $225,000 Mental Health Grant

December 29, 2014; The Gainesville Sun

TAO Connect gets a grant from the National Science Foundation!

Florida Institute Funds Gainesville-Based TAO Connect

December 8, 2014; Florida Institute

The Florida Institute helps fund TAO Connect!


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