The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately. If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim. If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.
I am a sole private practice therapist and am not employeed by or associated with any agency or counselor. I welcome your email inquiries. Information transmitted by email from this website is not secure or encrypted. Therefore confidential or sensitive information sent to me is solely at your discretion. Sending an email to Tami Applegate does not constitute the creation of a therapist-patient relationship. I cannot offer specific mental health advice over the Internet.