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The Pearl Psychedelic Clinic Team

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Raymond Turpin

Raymond Turpin, Psy.D.

Clinical Director, Executive Director


Aimee Spencer

Physician Assistant

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Julia Rodriguez


Dr. Turpin has been studying the therapeutic uses of psychedelics and the relevant literature since the mid-1980s hoping to eventually legally use these medicines in his psychology practice.

Specializing in the treatment of trauma, Dr. Turpin has extensive experience with children, adolescents, and families in a multitude of settings but has focused his practice on older adolescents and adults in recent years.


Dr. Turpin earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of Georgia in 1988, his master's degree in Psychology from the Humanistic Psychology program at West Georgia College in 1990 and his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco (CIIS) in 1999.


In 2017 he earned a Certificate in Psychedelic Therapy and Research from CIIS. In addition to his private psychotherapy practice in Waynesville, NC, Dr. Turpin provides psychedelic integration services that are currently listed at

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The Pearl Psychedelic Institute

"Evolution of mankind is paralleled by the increase and expansion of consciousness."

Albert Hofmann

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