INNA DUKACH, MA, MHC-LP
Inna approaches her work with clients as an evolving collaboration, fulfilling the profound and universal desire to be known and accepted. Using an integrative approach, Inna views effective therapy not as panacea, but as a ladder into the unknown: helping clients through obstacles towards specific goals, deeper into the self, outward toward another, and through challenging transitions.
For the past twenty years, Inna has worked and traveled internationally as a professional opera singer and coach. Her training and experience in the arts have given her deep insight into the particular challenges of performing artists. Inna understands that performing takes courage to embark upon and courage to be continually vulnerable in the face of constant rejection. She knows the joys and challenges of developing an artistic career, having the career, and transitioning out of the career. Her unique understanding could be helpful to others struggling to find themselves as artists and as people.
Born in Russia and raised in New York, Inna received a BA in Psychology from Smith College, an MA in Vocal Performance from Mannes College of Music, and an MA Mental Health Counseling from The City College of New York. She completed her internship at the Institute for Human Identity, where she received extensive training and experience in working with a variety of gender identities and sexualities, and in working with people in various life transitions, particularly with young adults and issues surrounding identity formation.