About Young Adult Counseling:

Young Adult Counseling is a private counseling practice that was started in 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland by Julianna Dragos, in order to respond to the need for counseling and therapy services that are English speakingculturally sensitive, and competent about the issues facing young people today. The client base includes interns, undergraduate and graduate students, au pairs, young professionals, and those who are finding themselves in-between and without a label of ‘student’ or ‘employee.

The practice has since expanded to include working with teenagers in Geneva and Vaud who feel more comfortable speaking about their personal lives in English.

YAC also liaises with international schools and universities in order to help schools provide support services for their students. Services include: individual counseling, group counseling, mental health workshops and orientation services.

YAC now operates in Geneva and Lausanne. In Lausanne, YAC is part of Lausanne Therapy Space.

Counseling and therapy sessions provided by:

Julianna Dragos, M.A.

Professional mental health counselor

I am a counselor registered with the SGfB (Swiss Association for Counseling) and an active member of the American Counseling Association and the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood.  I have my B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley; an M.A. in Counseling from Webster University, Geneva; and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Spiritual Accompaniment from the University of Neuchâtel.

My previous work experience includes positions as a mental health counselor in community mental health facilities (Casa de la Vida in Oakland, California and Bonita House in Berkeley, California); and as live-in residential support at College Internship Program (Berkeley, California). Preceding my professional counseling experience, I completed my Master’s level internship hours as the coordinator of the Webster University Geneva Student Counseling Service, as an intern at the International School of Geneva, and as an intern in private practice.

I am originally from California, and have been living in Switzerland since 2007.

YAC client base includes students from the following programs:

International Schools

  • British School of Geneva
  • Collège du Leman
  • International School of Geneva
  • International School of Lausanne
  • La Côte International School  (on-site services)

University and study abroad programs

  • Boston University
  • Pepperdine University (on-site services)
  • Smith College
  • The Graduate Institute
  • The University of Geneva
  • Webster University