Allison Hulett earned a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University in College Station and a Master of Social Work from Boston University. She received her License in Clinical Social Work in 2011.
Allison has provided trauma informed clinical social work to adults, children, and youth in numerous settings in Houston, Boston, and New York navigating individuals exhibiting mood and anxiety disorders, trauma responses, and suicidal ideations. Allison also served as Executive Director of Meals on Wheels Montgomery County and President & CEO of the Montgomery County Food Bank.
Early in her career, Allison was introduced to the emerging research linking past trauma to ongoing struggles in mental health when in 1999 she interned at Massachusetts Citizens for Children, the oldest state-based child advocacy organization in the country. There she heard neurobiologist and trauma pioneer Dr. Bessel van der Kolk present his groundbreaking work on trauma’s effects on our biology utilizing brain scans to give the audience a new understanding of anxiety and other dysregulated emotions and behaviors that arise in the wake of chronic stress.
This inspired Allison to work in direct services, providing intensive treatment to families, children, and youth at DePelchin Children’s Center in Houston, Family Service of Greater Boston, Parson’s Child and Family Center in Albany, New York, and during the COVID-19 pandemic to those children struggling with their mental health at Tri County Behavioral Health in Conroe, Texas.
In addition to families, children, and youth, Allison served the elderly population providing both individual and support group treatment interventions while developing the first social work program for The Friendship Center, now Meals on Wheels Montgomery County. Allison went on to become Executive Director of that organization and then was recruited to lead the Montgomery County Food Bank.
In the wake of the COVID19 pandemic, and answering her calling and true purpose, Allison began direct services again serving individuals struggling with chronic anxiety due to developmental trauma, focusing now on adults.
Utilizing the latest in neuroscience and trauma informed modalities, Allison provided individual sessions to 35 clients per week at LifeStance Health, garnering consistent positive results and feedback from both clients and psychiatrists with the unique trauma informed approach.