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.

Arman Taghizadeh Mindset Training Institute

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), host of the “The Mindset Experience®” podcast and a 2023 TEDx speaker.

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 was elected Chief Resident from 2008-2009.

Dr. T 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 the official psychiatric consultant to Gilman School in Baltimore, a member of the #SameHere Psych Alliance and serves on the advisory board of Synergy Dryland. Dr. T has partnered with the NFL Alumni Baltimore Chapter as the Advisor for Mindset and Mental Health support. He is also the medical director for “The Hidden Opponent,” a top mental health non-profit recognized as a standout resource for athletes by Kobe Bryant.

Baltimore Magazine has selected him as “Top Doctor” every year since 2016. The Baltimore Business Journal and Living Classrooms Foundation have recognized him as a “Rising Star.” 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).