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How to Get an ESA Letter in Alabama Online

Thanks to telehealth platforms like Pettable, going online to obtain an emotional support animal letter in Alabama has never been easier. All you have to do is schedule an appointment with one of Pettable’s mental health professionals who is licensed in your state. After conducting an evaluation, they'll provide you with an ESA letter if they determine that you’re eligible.

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Emotional Support Animals in Alabama

Thanks to a growing awareness of the importance of mental health, many people have come to understand and embrace the therapeutic benefits of having an emotional support animal. In Alabama (and other U.S. states), there is legislation in place that protects your right to live with your ESA, as long as you have a legitimate emotional support animal letter.

ESA Laws in Alabama

Under the terms of the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), airlines are no longer required to admit emotional support animals on flights. Only service animals have this protection. However, the airline may consider accommodating you and your assistance animal if you can provide a valid ESA letter – you’ll never know unless you ask! Make sure to submit your request in plenty of time before you plan to travel, and be prepared for the airline to require your ESA to travel as an ordinary pet, instead.

When it comes to visiting public places, the guidelines are much the same – venues are not obliged to admit your emotional support animal. Doing so is entirely at the discretion of the owner or manager. However, you could always try presenting your ESA letter to see if they might make an exception. 

On a more encouraging note, Alabama residents are protected by the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which require landlords to make reasonable accommodations for emotional support animals, as long as the tenant can provide a valid ESA letter. ESA owners are also exempt from additional pet fees, deposits, and breed and weight restrictions. 

However, keep in mind that in Alabama, it is a misdemeanor to falsely claim that an animal is a service animal. Get the proper documentation and always be truthful about the role your assistance animal plays in your mental health treatment plan. If you are unsure about the difference between a service animal and an emotional support animal, we recommend that you read the relevant section in the FAQ list below.

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How Do You Qualify for an ESA in Alabama? 

Only a licensed mental health professional (LMHP) who is authorized to practice in Alabama can properly assess your symptoms and determine whether you have a mental or emotional disability and a disability-related need for an emotional support animal. Examples of qualifying conditions include (but are not limited to) anxiety, depression, phobias, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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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!

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.

Why Pettable Is the Best Online ESA Letter Provider in Alabama

Still unsure? Just check out the chart below to see how our live consultations, customer ratings, and transparent process compare to other major online ESA providers.

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Verified Reviews: 4.8/5
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Google: 4.4/5
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Trust Pilot: 4.7/5
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Facebook: 4.6/5
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What our pet parents are saying

Verified customers. Real reviews.
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I had an incredible experience with Pettable. I had just moved and was looking for a new therapist, but knew an ESA would really help me with the transition, so I came to Pettable to get documentation so I didn’t have to wait months to get approval from my landlord to bring a pet home. The process was straightforward, timely, and made me feel so valid in my journey. Now I am raising a puppy and never been happier and healthier! I can’t recommend Pettable enough! 
“The process was straightforward, timely, and made me feel so valid in my journey.
Maddee W. Dog parent
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My pup provides relief in stressful situations, particularly when I'm away on necessary travel. Pettable was an amazing resource, connecting me with a therapist who listened to my situation and provided advice above and beyond. I could hear Rhiana's compassion over our call and appreciated her patience. Grateful for this service!"
“I could hear Rhiana's compassion over our call and appreciated her patience.
Austin K. Dog parent
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5.0
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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."
“Thank you again for helping relieve the stress.
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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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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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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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Melissa, LCSW

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Emotional Support Animal Overview
What is an emotional support animal?
What's the difference between an ESA and a service animal?
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