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Can I send a letter to someone else's psyotherapist intended for them?

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New York

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I have checked hhs.gov

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Another thought is to release my therapist to call this other person's therapist ahead of time to give them a heads up this letter is coming- understanding the other person's therapist cannot confirm they indeed are treating the patient.

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You can write a letter to whomever you want, assuming you are not under a court order prohibiting contact with the person to whom you are writing.

Just realize, you can not make defamatory statements and the other person's therapist has no legal obligation to respond to you.

Additionally, if the letter contains any threats of bodily harm, they are legally obligated to notify the authorities.

Other than that, there is no legal prohibition against writing a letter to anyone.

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