Certified Psychiatric Service Dog Letters

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Certified Psychiatric Service Dog Letters

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How To Get A PSD Letter Online

The easiest and quickest way to find out if you qualify for a PSD letter is to connect with a licensed mental health professional online. Telemedicine eliminates the hassle of long lines or needing to go physically in person for an evaluation. Connected with experienced mental health professionals from the comfort of your own home to find out if you qualify for a PSD.

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Our Process

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3-minute assessment

Answer a few questions about your ESA needs

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Consult with a therapist

We'll match you to a professional in your state

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Receive it within 24 hours of getting approved

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We'll help with any extra forms you need signed and our therapists are available to talk to your landlord anytime.

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If your PSD Letter does not work for you, we will refund 100% of your payment.

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Why Pettable?

1. We Guarantee Our Letters Will Work For You
We believe you should not have to worry about your letter working or not. That's why at Pettable we offer a satisfaction guarantee - meaning your letter works or you get your money back.

2. World Class Mental Health Professionals
We have built a team of world class mental health professionals who can write you a PSD Letter prescription guaranteed to work anywhere you go.

3. Unparalleled Customer Support
We know getting your animal approved to travel or live with you can be stressful, which is why we invest so much in our team of dedicated support specialists to make sure you are always taken care of and have the support you need!

4. Licensed in all 50 states
Our network of mental health professionals is deep and spans across the entire country. Additionally, we have a deep team of mental health professionals to make sure we can meet any timeline.

5. Best In Class Legal Support
We are here to make sure your housing and travel needs are taken care of so you don't worry. Our legal team is dedicated to having your back should you need it!
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6. Human Connection & Legitimate Evaluations
In order for your letter to work you need to have a live consultation with a mental health professional. At Pettable we make sure our clinicians adhered to HUD standards and conduct consultations over the phone to get to know you and your mental health situation well.

What our pet parents are saying

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Beatus H.
Dog parent

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Reviewed in Florida, April 15th, 2021

“I had such a great experience with Pettable from beginning to end. Rhiana was super helpful and thoroughly explained everything during my consultation. She created such a safe and comfortable environment during our conversation, making the process seamless. I highly recommend Pettable’s ESA services to my family and friends.”

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Joseph B.
Dog parent

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Reviewed in Texas, August 10th, 2021

"I had a great experience with Pettable! I filled a form online and was contacted by a therapist shortly after. She was so nice and professional, really made me feel comfortable. The whole process went smooth and finally we got the ESA letter for Vito. First thing we did was take him to the beach for the first time! He had a blast with the sand and enjoy the water so we will definitely fly back there soon. Thank you so much for your services!"

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Lauren M.
Cat parent

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Reviewed in Michigan, May 17th, 2021

“You were very attentive and I’m very satisfied with the provider I was assigned with, thank you again for helping relieve the stress of not being able to take my furry baby to our new home.”

Meet our Selected Therapists

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Bolutife "Bolu", LCSW-S, MPA

Licensed Therapist
Equipped with over 13 years, Bolu has worked with various populations (adolescents, couples, families, and adults), but finds passion in working with the BIPOC community suffering from trauma.

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19 Reviews

Shaunae, M.S., LPC

Licensed Therapist
I have worked in the mental health field for 10 years with experience across diverse populations and communities. I’m dedicated to ensuring the best care possible.

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32 Reviews

Michael, LPC, LCDC

Licensed Therapist
I graduated from UT Dallas with my BA in Psychology, University of the Southwest with my MS in counseling, and California Southern University with my PsyD in Psychology, but have been an LPC and LCDC since 2011.

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Jasmine, LCMHC

Licensed Therapist
I graduated with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Psychology. I completed my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Since graduating, I have been working in private practice.

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29 Reviews

Rhiana, MA, LPC, LAC

Licensed Professional Counselor
I primarily work with people experiencing homelessness. I began doing emotional support evaluations to increase housing access to all.

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Rebecca, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker
I have a BA in Psychology and completed my Masters in Social Work. I've spent my career as a clinical social worker, providing behavioral health support to patients.

What Is A Psychiatric Service Dog?

A psychiatric service dog is very similar to an ESA in that they help alleviate symptoms of a person's disability. Psychiatric service dogs and service animals are accepted on all airlines (subject to a few rules and with complete paperwork), in all housing units, and in all public places.

Psychiatric service dogs and service animals are different from an animal that provides emotional support in that they are trained to do specific tasks to help their handler. Interestingly, while the standards for the dogs are different, the list of mental and emotional disabilities that qualify for a psychiatric service animal is exactly the same as the list for qualifying for an ESA.

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Who Qualifies For A Psychiatric Service Dog Letter?

To qualify for a PSD, you must have a psychological condition or mental illness (diagnosed by a licensed professional) for which your animal provides support and comfort. Any mental or emotional disability that qualifies for an ESA can qualify for a psychiatric service animal. Some mental illnesses that can benefit from a PSD include:

This includes:
- Depression
- Anxiety
- Phobias
- Personality Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- ADHD
- Schizophrenia

The therapeutic effects dogs can have on humans have been heavily researched, and the impacts they can have on mental health, well-being, and longevity are dramatic. 74% of pet owners report mental health improvements due to interactions with their animals, and studies have shown that service animal companionship can effectively treat mental disorders like PTSD.

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Benefits of Having A Psychiatric Service Dog Letter

There are a variety of benefits that come with having a Psychiatric Service Dog Letter. Primarily the ADA created these benefits so people with disabilities can always have the support they need. In this case it means ensuring you can always have your pet by your side and includes the following benefits:

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Travel on Any Airline With Your Dog

Planes can be extremely stressful for folks dealing with mental health related illnesses or challenges. A Psychiatric Service Dog Letter lets the airline know that your pet is a critical part of your ongoing mental health treatment. If your dog meets the behavioral and training standards for a PSD (i.e. behaves well in public and is trained in a task related to your mental health disability) you can fly anywhere with them.

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Never Pay Pet Fees

The ADA wants to make sure that people that need support are never prevented from accessing the help they need. As a result, buildings, airlines, or other services that charge fees for you to bring your pet with you cannot legally charge you a pet fee if you have a PSD. The reason being is to make sure everyone can always have their pet that needs it.

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Live Anywhere With Your Pet

Psychiatric Service Dogs, like ESAs, are protected by HUD. As a result, with a PSD letter you can ensure your pet is always accepted at any housing unit or apartment complex you ever move to. Much like the ADA regulations, HUD wants to ensure that people who need support from their pets can always have access to their treatment, regardless of where they live.

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Bring Your Dog To Any Public Setting

Psychiatric Service Dogs, like ESAs, are protected by HUD. As a result, with a PSD letter you can ensure your pet is always accepted at any housing unit or apartment complex you ever move to. Much like the ADA regulations, HUD wants to ensure that people who need support from their pets can always have access to their treatment, regardless of where they live.

Psychiatric Service Dog vs. Emotional Support Dog?

A psychiatric service dog is pretty identical to an emotional support dog in that they both help relieve symptoms of a mental or emotional disability. The evaluation and the process to qualify for an emotional support dog or psychiatric service dog is identical.

The big difference between a Psychiatric Service Dog and Emotional Support Dog is the standard of training they need to meet. An emotional support dog does not need to meet any training or behavioral standards. A Psychiatric Service Dog on the other hand needs to meet the following criteria:

1. Behave well in public
This means they don't jump on other people, chase other dogs, pee where they're not supposed to, excessively bark, and generally don't disturb others and stick by your side when out.
2. Trained in a task that alleviates a symptom of your mental or emotional disability
This can be any tasks that helps your disability in some way, whether reducing your anxiety, relieving your stress, or a variety of other tasks.
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Why Pettable Is The Best Online PSD Provider

Pettable is the best provider because we're committed to making sure the process works for you. That means working with the best and most experience mental health professionals in the psychiatric service dog letter space, as well as providing a guarantee that your letter will work for you. We back all of this up with outstanding customer support, a renowned legal team, and a commitment to making sure you have an increidble experience.

We broke down the different services offered by every PSD service. And we looked for unbiased reviews from 3rd party sites.

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Verified Reviews: 4.8/5
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Frequently Asked Questions

Psychiatric Service Dog Overview
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How To Get A PSD Letter Online

The easiest and quickest way to find out if you qualify for a PSD letter is to connect with a licensed mental health professional online. Telemedicine eliminates the hassle of long lines or needing to go physically in person for an evaluation. Connected with experienced mental health professionals from the comfort of your own home to find out if you qualify for a PSD.

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Life feels so much better with a psychiatric service dog.

At Pettable, we understand at a personal level the positive impact an animal can have on your life.

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