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Does an ESA have to be prescribed?
An ESA letter is a prescription letter written by a licensed mental health professional (ie registered therapist, psychiatrist, psychologist) that recommends your pet as your Emotional Support Animal. An ESA can be of any species and is there to provide comfort, companionship, and even a boost of confidence for you.
What is a prescription letter for an emotional support animal?
An Emotional Support Animal Letter is an official document that has the signature and approval of a licensed mental health professional (LMHP). You might also hear of it called an ESA Evaluation or Prescription Letter. It certifies that your animal is necessary for your emotional support as part of your treatment.
Who can recommend an ESA?
The only person who can “prescribe” or recommend a recognized emotional support animal is a licensed healthcare professional. Fortunately, for people without a therapist or who have trouble seeing a professional in person, many licensed professionals work remotely and provide services online.
How do I get an ESA letter ASAP?
How to Get An ESA Letter?
- Step – 1. Fill-up and Submit ESA Evaluation Form Online.
- Step – 2. Get Evaluated by a Licensed Professional. Afterward, A Licensed Mental Health Professional will review the form.
- Step – 3. Get Approved, and Receive Your ESA Letter Instantly via E-mail.
Can you get a free ESA letter?
The Only Way an ESA Letter Can Be “Free” Is If You Already Have a LMHP. There is only one instance in which an ESA letter will be free: if you already see a licensed mental health professional (LMHP). A therapist you are seeing can issue your ESA letter at no added charge.
Can therapists give ESA letters?
You can ask your therapist about whether an ESA may be right for you. If your therapist is a licensed professional, such as a licensed clinical social worker, psychologist, psychiatrist, nurse or licensed counselor, they are capable of writing an ESA letter if they feel you would benefit by having one.