Allyson  Hurlburt

Allyson Hurlburt


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Registered Drama Therapist, RDT
Connecticut Accepting Online

I have limited availability and priority is given to LGBTQIA+ individuals and couples. Please message me if you would like to have a phone consultation to see if you are a good fit for my practice.

Updated March 15, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Life transitions
  • Parenting
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Allyson (she/her) is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT) in CT. As a queer therapist, Allyson is most drawn to working with individuals who identify within the LGBTQIA+ community and those who are exploring their sexual and/or gender identities. She believes the more we are able to love and accept who we are the more we are able to feel internal peace. Allyson is also a parent and is a helpful resource to parents, particularly parents of LGBTQIA+ youth.

Allyson has been a therapist for over 10 years in both the Bay Area, CA and CT in many types of settings including schools, agencies, and the community. She has extensive experience working with trauma as well as young people. Currently, Allyson works full time in a school-based program supporting elementary aged youth.

Allyson's work is relational, trauma-informed, and strengths-based. As a creative spirit and a healer, Allyson sees therapy as it’s own type of creative process and it looks different for every person. She is here to support clients to peel back the layers and come home to themselves.

Allyson is accepting new telehealth patients on Fridays as well as every other Saturday morning. Message her for a free phone consultation.

Message to clients

Dear Prospective Client,

I am proud of you for seeking support. I hope that our time together will help you to feel seen and heard, beginning wherever you may be. Therapy is a unique relationship and one where we can practice being human together and begin to heal those relational wounds you may have experienced throughout your life. You are likely to laugh in session and think deeply. Therapy is hard work and does not end when the session ends. You can expect to continue your own process even after session.

Living your truth and existing in an authentic way is an act of courage. You are fierce and resilient and I hope to help you affirm your truth and identity.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HUSKY Health
  • Medicaid
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)


Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 5pm-8pm
  • Thu 5pm-8pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat 8am-12pm every other week
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Community Health Center, School-Based Health Center, Behavioral Health Clinician, 2019 - Present
Post Traumatic Stress Center, Drama Therapist, 2016 - 2018
WestCoast Children's Clinic, Clinician, 2013 - 2016

California Institute of Integral Studies, MA Counseling Psychology, drama therapy, 2012
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, BA Fine & Performing Arts, theatre and arts management, 2006


Connecticut: 001967



Client testimonials

"Allyson has been welcoming and supportive and we haven’t even had our first session yet. I feel heard and understood. I can’t thank her enough for creating such a safe space to begin our journey."
- Zencare client • November 2022