Question: Can A Therapist Write An ESA Letter?

Low Cost Letters – A legitimate ESA letter is written by a licensed mental health professional.

These therapists and doctors value their time and level of education.

If you find a cheap alternative, your letter may not be from a licensed therapist that can assist you.

You cannot be instantly approved for an ESA letter.

What kind of doctor can prescribe an emotional support animal?

An emotional support animal (ESA) is a person’s pet that has been prescribed by a person’s licensed therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist (any licensed mental health professional).

Can a primary care physician write an ESA letter?

CAN MY PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN WRITE ME AN ESA PRESCRIPTION? No, you must have a letter written by a mental health professional who holds a license: LCSW, PsyD, PhD or LMFT.

Are emotional support animals covered under the Fair Housing Act?

An emotional support animal is a type of assistance animal that is recognized as a “reasonable accommodation” for a person with a disability under the federal Fair Housing Act (FHAct, 42 U.S.C.A. 3601 et seq.). The assistance animal is not a pet according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

How do I get my dog certified as an emotional support animal?

The only true way to certify your dog as an Emotional Support Dog is through a licensed mental health professional. You can connect with a mental health professional in real life or online through a website. To have a legitimate Support Animal, you must have an ESA letter from a licensed mental health professional.

Can my primary care doctor write an ESA letter?

Technically, an ESA letter should come from a licensed mental health professional (LMHP). However, general physicians can and have written letters, but will typically only do so if they are taking care of your mental health. They’re usually accepted. Yes a primary care physician can write an ESA letter/scrip.

How much does an ESA letter cost?

ESA letter options.

The total cost of our complete service is $175.00 and includes everything you will need to fly and live with your pet.

Can an emotional support animal be denied?

An emotional support animal cannot be denied by a landlord just because it is a puppy or kitten. Emotional support animals cannot be denied due to their age. Landlords that deny dogs because they are younger and are considered puppies are not following the rules set out by the Fair Housing Act.

What disabilities qualify for an emotional support animal?

Here is a list of general emotional/mental challenges and impairments that can be helped by an ESA:

  • Age-Related Cognitive Decline.
  • Anxiety.
  • Any Psychiatric Condition.
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD or ADHD)
  • Autism.
  • Bipolar Disorder.
  • Depression.
  • Dyslexia.

Do emotional support animal letters expire?

Emotional Support Animal letters retain their validity 12 months after they are obtained from the doctor/health professional. No prescription from any doctor lasts forever, and same goes for an ESA prescription. Just like you must renew prescriptions for medicine, emotional support animal letters must also be renewed.

Do I qualify for an emotional support dog?

If you have an emotional disability, you can legally qualify for an ESA, short for emotional support animal. You must be certified as emotionally disabled by a psychologist, therapist, psychiatrist or other duly-licensed and/or certified mental health professional.

Can I get an ESA letter online?

You are allowed to get your ESA letter online. Seeing a therapist in person is NOT required to qualify for an ESA. The modern world makes it possible to do just about everything online – including getting a letter to certify your dog as an emotional support animal.

Does an emotional support animal need a vest?

There are no emotional support dog laws or regulations which state that you must clearly identify your ESA as an assistance animal or register your emotional support dog, and although it is not required for your animal to wear an Emotional Support Dog Vest, it is highly recommended.