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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!
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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.
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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.
Bolutife "Bolu", LCSW-S, MPA
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.
Shaunae, M.S., LPC
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.
Michael, LPC, LCDC
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.
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.
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.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. I graduated from the Catholic University's National Catholic School of Social Service with a Master of Social Work.
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.
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:
- Personality Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
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.
Emotional Support Animals act as a key component of someones mental health treatment. As a result, HUD wants to guarantee that people who depend on their animals for their ongoing mental and emotional well-being are not deprived of the support they need due to expensive fees. As a result, any pet related housing fees can be waived if you have an ESA letter.
Emotional Support Animals are endorsed and protected by rules and regulations put out by the Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD). This means that with an ESA letter you can guarantee your pet will be welcome in any housing unit or apartment complex you ever move to. Similar to the regulations set forth in the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), HUD wants to make certain that people with mental or emotional disabilities will always have the treatment and support needed to cope.
AirBnBs platform endorses emotional support animals, meaning you are allowed to bring your pet if they are an ESA to any AirBnB. This includes AirBnBs that are listed as having a "no-pet" policy.
In March of 2021 the DOT release a new set of rules whereby ESAs are no longer federally protected and airlines are allowed to decide whether or not they accept ESAs. Most domestic carriers have decided that they will no longer accept ESAs. There are still many airlines that will honor an ESA and allow you to bring them in the cabin with you and not pay pet fees (Aeromexico, LATAM, Volaris, Westjet, etc). Please read our article on Which Airlines Allow Emotional Support Animals To Travel To Learn More. Before flying with an ESA we always encourage you to call in order to learn more about an airlines specific policy.
An emotional support animal is very similar to a psychiatric service animal in that they both help relieve symptoms of a mental or emotional disability. The process for qualifying for an ESA or PSA is exactly the same.
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.
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.
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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.Get Your PSD Letter