Mindset Training Institute

Your Mind Trains, Your Body Gains.

Mindset Training Institute

Your Mind Trains,

Your Body Gains.

The difference between a good athlete and a great athlete is not just determined by skill, talent or even experience. What separates them is their MINDSET. Champions trust in themselves and know that they will come out on top at the end of a game. They are confident in their preparation and their abilities to handle anything and anyone that comes their way. Their attitude and belief system dictates how they prepare for competition and how they perform under pressure.

Athletes and coaches largely agree that the mental aspect of sports is more critical than the physical aspect to become a champion. However, the large majority only train physically not mentally. The most successful athletes and teams make time to train their minds, which directly impacts their physical performance. They understand that anxiety is part of competitive athletics and they can work to control it rather than be controlled by it.

Top athletes and organizations specifically credit mindset training as a key component in their approach, preparation and performance at the highest level. Unfortunately, most organizations don’t have access to this kind of information or support.

Arman Taghizadeh, M.D. (Dr. T) is a former NCAA Division 1 Athlete and Johns Hopkins trained Board Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist and Sports Psychiatrist. He is also the founder of the Mindset Training Institute or MTI.

Maximizing performance in youth, high school,

college and professional athletes.

Maximizing performance in youth, high school, college and professional athletes.



MTI was created to address the following objectives:

Build Confidence, Promote Resilience and Improve Performance

Develop and Integrate Dr. T's "Mental Skills Training Program"

Address Mental Health Vulnerabilities Including Performance Anxiety

Support Management of Athletic Injury and Facilitate Recovery

Create Balance to Increase Motivation and Mental Endurance

Achieve Fulfillment in Sports and Transition to Life After Competition

MTI offers programs and seminars that directly target the needs of coaches, parents of elite athletes, sports medicine professionals and athletes sustaining significant injuries. Finally, the “Mental Skills Training Program” was developed specifically for sports teams as a group and competitive individuals dedicated to going from competitors to champions.

The individual “Mental Skills Training Program” is a six-part series that begins with a thorough evaluation and introduction to the program. Each subsequent session takes participants through the process needed to become a champion by developing a competitive mindset and learning specific techniques that athletes will implement in their daily routine. With the proper attention, dedication and practice, these methods will build confidence, leading to persistence and ending in success.

These principles and skills are directly applicable to the professional world in which critical thinking, assertiveness, and resilience are necessary for attaining desirable outcomes.






Injured Athletes

Medical Professionals

Dr. Taghizadeh: “Dr. T”

Dr. Taghizadeh, also known as “Dr. T”, is a Johns Hopkins trained psychiatrist who is Board Certified in both General Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He also specializes in Sports Psychiatry. He is a Distinguished Fellow of both the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association Dr. T is consistently featured in Baltimore Magazine as a “TopDoc” for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 

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What Our Clients Are Saying…

What Our Clients Are Saying…

Dr. T is amazing. He is generous with his time and expertise and has an energetic yet compassionate demeanor. He went above and beyond to help our school’s Parents Association bring awareness to our community for the need for mental health wellness initiatives.

Erika S.

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Taghizadeh. He took time (over an hour) out of his busy schedule to meet with me and another member of the the our school’s parents association to discuss mental health initiatives.

Cindy S.

Dr. T was terrific in developing and presenting a Mental Skills Training Program to our high school and junior wrestling teams. His presentation helped all in attendance understand not just the skills themselves but WHY they’re important and help to optimize performance.

Scott B.

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