Mindset Training Institute

MTI: What sets Dr.T apart?

  • Board Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist

  • NCAA Division 1 Athlete

  • Youth and High School Coach

  • Current Competitor

Medical Doctor

As a medical doctor, he has studied the physiology of different body systems and their integration with the mind. He recognizes the interaction of physical issues such as athletic injuries with mental health. He is also trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues such as anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, substance use disorders. As a child and adolescent psychiatrist, he is well versed about brain development and its impact on emotional and psychological functioning. He currently serves on the faculty of Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry teaching and supervising residents as they prepare for their transition to clinical practice.

Mental Health Provider

As a mental health provider, Dr.T appreciates the relationship between thoughts and emotions and in turn, how they impact actions. He analyzes each component and specializes in treating anxiety and related disorders that are commonly associated with limiting athletic development and achievement in other aspects of life.

NCAA Division 1 Wrestler

As a wrestler, he earned All-American honors in high school and was selected to compete as part of the Maryland Junior National Team. He continued his career at the NCAA Division 1 level for all 4 years of college. Furthermore, he has worked as a youth and high school wrestling coach. Dr. T has personally experienced the importance of mindset and mental toughness in developing the work ethic needed to handle setbacks and achieve a high level of achievement.

Current Competitor

He continues to train as a competitive athlete in variety of sports including weightlifting, running, cycling, boxing, Cross Fit and Go Ruck challenges. 

Uniquly Qualified

Given his medical and psychiatric education, combined with his athletic and personal experiences, Dr. T has the unique ability and skill set to connect with and train elite athletes to ensure they have the mindset and tools necessary for success. He also provides education to parents, coaches and sports medicine professionals to better understand and support athletes to consistently perform at the highest level.

About Dr.T

Arman Taghizadeh, M.D. also known as “Dr. T”, is a Johns Hopkins trained Board Certified Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist also specializing in Sports Psychiatry. He is the founder of Mindset Training Institute® (MTI) and host of the Podcast, “The Mindset Experience.”®


Dr. T grew up in the greater Baltimore area and attended the Gilman School where he was a wrestling All-American. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from James Madison University where he was awarded a varsity letter every year on the NCAA Division I wrestling team.


He received his M.D. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2004, as a member of the prestigious Combined Accelerated Program in Psychiatry (CAPP). He completed both his Adult Residency and Child and Adolescent Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital where he served as Chief Resident from 2008-2009.


Dr. T owns and maintains an independent practice in Baltimore and is a faculty instructor at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is actively involved in mental health support and initiatives as a physician on the Gilman School Health Committee, a member of the #SameHere Psych Alliance, and has spoken on behalf of “Positive Strides” and “Sidelined” programs. He previously served on the board of “Catch a Lift Fund” and currently serves on the board of “The Hidden Opponent” improving mental health support for student-athletes. Dr. T has also partnered with USA Lacrosse to integrate mental health education including an Athlete-Mindset seminar series.


Baltimore Magazine has selected him as “Top Doctor” in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. The Baltimore Business Journal and Living Classrooms Foundation recognized him as a “Rising Star.” He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA).