mindfulness for life

mindfulness for life

Tai Salih

mindfulness for life


Therapist Intern


“Healing begins where the wound was made.”
-alice walker

As a Sudanese refugee trauma was woven into my life story – I was often caught between numbness and overwhelm. It took me a long time to believe that I was strong enough to handle the weight of my own emotions – but I found a path to feel at home in my own body. 

Healing can be messy and painful at times, but if we choose to ride it and extend ourselves grace, then profound and radical change can happen. With mindfulness and a somatic approach, we can start to discover that everything we ever needed is already within us. 

I am an experienced practitioner and teacher of yoga and mindfulness practices, which informs my work with trauma-specific and somatic therapies. I approach my practice through an anti-oppressive framework, and I am passionate to work with Black Indigenous and Women of Colour (BIWOC) and Gender-expansive folks. What I find to be most important is creating harmony, balance, and joy in any practice. With me, you will find a non-judgmental brave space for you to reclaim your self.

I trust in the wisdom of my body, courage, and inner wisdom – and in YOURS.

Tai Salih
what I think really helps people is...
active listening, compassion, understanding, and to be seen as a whole person.
I'm inspired by...
radicalized role models  like Audre Lorde, Angela Davis, Toni Morrison, Malcolm X, Nelson Mandela and James Baldwin.
A question that guides me is,...
What would I have needed as a child to feel loved, supported, and empowered?
my friends say that I am...
supportive, loving, and can hold space for others.

Areas of Practice

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • trauma
  • stress
  • sexual assault
  • racialized trauma
  • self-esteem
  • empowerment
  • identity


  • mindfulness-based
  • compassion focused
  • somatic
  • trauma focused
  • experiential
  • anti-oppressive
  • strengths-based

works with

  • adult individuals
  • Queer-allied, Trans-allied
  • English and Arabic speaking


  • Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy, TCPCE (current canditate)
  • Social Service Worker Post-Grad, George Brown College 2021
  • BA Psychology, York University 2008


  • online only


  • Therapy | $100
  • Affordable rate therapy |  $60


Oona Fraser

clinic director | psychotherapist

Janna Joseph