Mindset Training Institute®

Your Mind Trains, Your Body Gains.

Mindset Training Institute®

Your Mind Trains,

Your Body Gains.

Mindset Training Institute

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 utilize 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® (MTI) , host of The Mindset Experience® podcast and a 2023 TEDx speaker.


‘The Mindset Experience’ is a personal growth and development podcast presented by The Hidden Opponent, top mental health non-profit recognized as a standout resource for athletes by Kobe Bryant. The podcast is hosted by Arman Taghizadeh, M.D. (Dr. T) who is a Johns Hopkins trained psychiatrist and former Division 1 athlete. The Mindset Experience integrates Dr. T’s professional expertise and lived experience as he and his guests explore how high performers can overcome challenges and achieve success in order to live their best lives.

Tune into the The Mindset Experience® sponsored by The Hidden Opponent

The Mindset Experience is a registered trademark in the United States Patent and Trademark Office

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.

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Injured Athletes

Medical Professionals


Dr. Taghizadeh: “Dr. T”

Dr. T is Board Certified in General Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He also specializes in Sports Psychiatry. He is a member of the International Society for Sports Psychiatry, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The Baltimore Business Journal and Living Classrooms Foundation have recognized him as a “Rising Star.”

Dr. T is consistently featured in Baltimore Magazine as a “TopDoc” for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021, 2022, and 2023!


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What sets Dr. Taghizadeh apart is his professional expertise and his passion for empowering young athletes. He goes above and beyond to ensure that his clients are equipped with the mental tools necessary to navigate the challenges of high-performance sports. His guidance has positively influenced my daughter’s athletic abilities and contributed to her personal growth and self-confidence.

C.P. (parent)

All I can say is I wish I met Dr. T sooner! His guidance and support over just a few months has made a huge difference in my game and my mental health. I had been hesitant to speak with someone, but connecting with Dr. T was the best decision I have made. He truly understands what it takes to be a high level athlete because he lives it day in and day out.

M.T. (NCAA D1 athlete)

The experience has been top notch and can 100% identify a positive difference in the way our players approach/execute training as well as game play. The support he has been willing to provide for our players outside of the game/off the field is unparalleled. Dr. T is both brilliant and relatable. We are grateful to have him in our corner.

M.L. (NCAA D1 Coach)

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Matt Stover (Baltimore Ravens)

Dr. T has been an amazing resource for my family.


Juan Dixon (Head Coach CSU MBB)

Dr. T has become an irreplaceable member of and asset to the Coppin State Men’s Basketball Program.


Taylor Cummings (Head Coach McDonogh Lacrosse)

Dr. Taghizadeh has been an incredible resource for my program this season and a true joy to work with.


Larry Sheets (Head Coach Gilman Baseball)

I really enjoy having Dr. T work with Gilman Baseball.


Jesse T (Parent McDonogh Wrestling)

If you are considering Dr. T as a sports psychiatrist for yourself or your athlete… do it.