Meet the MDMA Project Team Frank Starling

May 16, 2022

The Pearl Psychedelic Institute continues our Meet the MDMA Project Team series with Frank Starling....

May 16, 2022


For Immediate Release 


Meet the MDMA Project Team: Frank Starling


Frank Starling is a registered nurse (RN), a board-certified health and wellness coach (NBC-HWC) and a certified functional medicine health coach (FMCHC) who specializes in serving clients who feel “the rug has been pulled out from under them. ” Some areas he coaches are life limiting diagnosis, major medical decisions, and physical or mental health challenges.  In his client centered approach, he and the client co-create lifestyle goals and systems that align with client’s values, quality of life quality, meaning and purpose.


In a mid-life career change, Frank earned a bachelor’s degree in Nursing at East Tennessee State University in 2010 and has worked in hospice and ICU. He has been a student of meditation, mindfulness and awareness for 25 years and has over 30+ years of experience with non-ordinary healing states of consciousness. He combines the above experiences with his coaching and facilitation experience in lasting lifestyle change, end-of-life, and mental health to support his clients.


As a longtime champion of the “underdog”, he has a passion for supporting them as they walk toward a lifestyle that supports their values, meaning and purpose thereby increasing their quality of life. He sees psychedelic medicine as a way to unlock the healing process, increase awareness, move past challenges and helpful in integrating challenging experiences into one’s life.


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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.