Meet the MDMA Project Team David Young

May 23, 2022

The Pearl Psychedelic Institute continues our Meet the MDMA Project Team series with David Young....

May 23, 2022


For Immediate Release 


Meet the MDMA Project Team: David Young


Dr. David Young is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in depth psychotherapy with a focus on helping people understand themselves. He is particularly interested in how psychedelics and mindfulness practices enhance the process of self understanding and self realization.


Dr. Young earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Florida State University (1997), master’s degree in psychology at San Diego State University (2005), and doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2010). He completed a 2-year course of study in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Dallas Psychoanalytic Center (2009), and has completed the MAPS training in MDMA-assisted therapy (2021).


Dr. Young is in private practice in Asheville, providing psychotherapy, clinical supervision, and psychedelic integration services.


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The Pearl Psychedelic Institute is a nonprofit that aims to bring psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy into mainstream practice through research, treatment, and training while reducing the barriers to patient access. 


The Pearl Psychedelic Institute has been designated as one of 10 sites in the United States that will be allowed to provide access to this investigational treatment. The Pearl Psychedelic Institute is the only clinic affiliated with this program currently operating in the Southeastern United States; and specifically strives to serve the rural areas of Western North Carolina.