We have a live-in baby-sitter, prospective graduate student who pointed out to me that T/C clinical psych. in its publications
actively discourages any informal consultation. She contrasts this with Rutgers and many other places.
She is a very bright girl (Stanford B.S.) and I take her comment very seriously. So -- you ought to know. (It would not be
hard to enlist (i.e. hire) a couple of students to receive these shock waves of applicants that must be deterred at all costs.)