Yaron Pruginin, Psy.D. Site Training Director
Dr. Pruginin is a licensed psychologist and clinical supervisor of the adolescent program at Rancho San Diego. Dr. Pruginin received his Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1999 and received his doctorate in psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in 2005. He started his professional career in 1995 as a counselor at a psychiatric rehabilitation program in Jerusalem, helping young adults recover from mental health breakdowns and reintegrate in society.
Since then, Dr. Pruginin has continued to focus on those goals and see them as the ultimate goal of mental health treatment. He has worked with children, teens, adolescents, adults and families in a variety of settings. These include the Jewish Family Service’s Integrated Services Program for adults with substance abuse problems, San Diego Family Care in pediatric primary care, South Bay Guidance for dialectical behavior therapy groups and individual therapy, Isis Center, San Diego LGBT Center, Hanbleceya Treatment Center and an adult residential program. Dr. Pruginin’s private practice conducts psychological evaluations for San Diego County’s health and human services department.
Dr. Pruginin is fluent in English, Spanish and Hebrew and is currently trying to learn Greek.