Dabney Hofammann, LMHC
Based in our Coralville office.
“I approach counseling with humility and non-judgement and offer unconditional positive regard. A person dealing with problems doesn’t make them a 'problem-person'. Our relationship is on a level playing field; I bring knowledge in counseling and the client brings expertise on their life experiences. When clients are intrinsically motivated to move their life in the direction they want to go, good things can happen. With therapy, you get out of it what you put in. I work in a very conversational style and encourage people to lean into their life experiences and trust in themselves.
My primary goals are that clients can identify for themselves what a meaningful life can look like and feel they have a safe space to work through challenges. I want to help clients process childhood trauma and powerful experiences of grief and loss.
The symptoms we experience are usually adaptive responses we developed trying to navigate the world with the tools we had at the time. Therapy can be a great place to assess how we can bring in new tools that help us to respond, rather than react.
Anxiety, for example, often comes from feelings of a lack of control. People might go overboard trying to control everything. I can help orient them toward new directions and perspectives that will be more helpful now. Such tools include those that help with emotional regulation, boundary setting, and effective communication.
In addition to helping clients manage symptoms, I also work to help them identify their emotions and build capacity for risking being vulnerable in relationships with safe people.
My counseling interests include identity development, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, stress, anxiety, and depression. I have experience working with individuals in the LGBTQIA community, those who have experienced sexual violence, and persons who struggle with substance use. I am a kink, polyamory/non-monogamy, sex worker-friendly counselor. Social justice and intersectional feminism are at the core of my counseling approach.
I enjoy working with teenagers, college age-students, and people in life transitions. I look forward to supporting you on your path to creating a meaningful and fulfilling life!
Outside the office, you can find me wandering in the woods looking for mushrooms and animal bones with my dogs. I enjoy doing art with things I find around the house or in nature. I love animals and have a long and wonderful history with horses. I also love bird watching and talking about birds.”
Full Name: Eugenia Ann Dabney Hofammann
Licensure, Education, and Memberships
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, licensed to practice in the state of Iowa
Masters in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from The University of Iowa
Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa
Basic Accelerated Resolution Therapy practitioner, certified by IS-ART
IMHCA (Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association) Member
ACA (American Counseling Association) Member
UIChoice, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana/Choice Care, HealthChoices, Medical Associates, Medica Insure, Medica IFB, Midlands Choice, UnitedHealthcare, UMR, Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VACCN)
Medicaid: Amerigroup Iowa and Iowa Total Care