Perhaps the most asked questions we get from our clients is what is involved with getting an emotional support animal, and what are the steps in getting a dog certified as an emotional support animal? Today, many people know that emotional support animals are an option for people with specific mental and emotional challenges. However, the process of certifying one’s animal, and what to do next, is still unknown to most.
By now, many people are becoming aware of the proven benefits of emotional support animals (ESA). An emotional support animal provides help to people with a variety of noticeable and not so noticeable mental and emotional disabilities. These can include stress, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, social anxiety disorders, and much more.
Emotional support animals provide an invaluable service to millions of people who suffer from emotional disabilities. We’ve heard from so many people about how they think they would benefit from an ESA, but don’t know where to begin. The first thing to know is that to legally own an ESA, a patient must have gone through an evaluation and get an ESA doctor’s note from a licensed mental health professional. Because people don’t always know how to access a therapist for an emotional support animal letter, we make that service available through our website.
Like all other 49 states, Florida Emotional Support Animal Laws are bound by the Americans with Disabilities Act in regards to service dogs and ESAs. This means that an individual with a certified emotional support animal can fly with their companion in the cabin of an airline and should also be allowed to live in a housing unit that doesn’t otherwise allow animals. In both cases, the patient cannot legally be charged extra money to bring their ESA with them.
For millions of Americans, emotional support animals (ESAs) help them navigate the world while dealing with emotional and/psychological challenges. These animal companions are not pets – they are certified and protected as a necessary form of treatment for people with a variety of disorders. Emotional support animals can only be prescribed by a certified mental health professional.
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