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The Pearl Psychedelic Institute Leadership Team

Raymond Turpin

Raymond Turpin, Psy.D.

Clinical Director & Executive Director

Bill Zimmer

Bill Zimmer



Joel Chisholm

Medical Director

Kim Turpin

Kim Turpin

Development Director

Laura Pate

Laura Pate

Operations Director & Program Manager

Psychedelic Assisted Therapy

We are a non-profit organization committed to advancing the research, understanding, and safe administration of psychedelic substances for therapeutic purposes, with a focus on MDMA-assisted therapy & ketamine-assisted therapy. Our mission is to research, educate, and advocate for the field of psychedelic-assisted therapy with a deep respect for these medicines and those involved in this field of work. We collaborate with esteemed scientists, therapists, and educators to explore benefits of psychedelics in treating mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, and PTSD.


Through our work, we strive to bring to light the full potential of these medicines and their ability to transform lives. We offer educational programs and workshops to healthcare professionals, researchers, and the general public, aiming to increase awareness about psychedelics in the context of mental health. Ultimately, we advocate for the responsible and ethical integration of psychedelics into mainstream healthcare, working towards destigmatizing common misconceptions and revolutionizing mental healthcare for the betterment of individuals seeking alternative effective treatments.

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

Albert Hofmann

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