To obtain an emotional support animal letter in Arizona, you must connect with a licensed mental health professional who can determine if you are eligible for an emotional support animal.
Seeking out an ESA letter online enables you to avoid the hassle of long lines and traffic to meet with a clinician in person.
We've made this process simple for you by selecting a team of vetted mental health professionals licensed in Arizona and familiar with the state's ESA laws.
Connect with an experienced professional from the comfort of your own home today to find out if you qualify for an emotional support animal in Arizona.
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* For California residents, effective January 1, 2022, new law AB 468 requires those seeking an ESA letter for dogs to establish a client-provider relationship with the individual for at least 30 days prior to providing documentation, which will result in having two consultations before qualifying.
Arizona is understanding and supportive of those with mental and emotional disabilities. Because of this, the state has laws and policies that strive to respect the need for emotional support animals as part of mental health treatment plans. (In fact, Arizona tends to be quite pet-friendly in offering facilities and activities that welcome animals.)
To qualify for an emotional support animal in Arizona, you must be diagnosed with an emotional or mental disability by a licensed mental health professional.
Like many states, Arizona has adopted many of the federal laws and regulations regarding emotional support animals.
Read on for a deeper dive into Arizona's specific laws for housing, travel, work environment, and public access for an assistance animal. We'll help you get all the information you need to understand your rights, protections, and benefits for having an emotional support animal in Arizona.
Arizona respects a person's emotional support animal as being an important part of their treatment plan. The state follows the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA), which allows a person with an ESA or service animal to keep their animal with them in their place of residence, regardless of the landlord's policies or restrictions on pets.
This means that—provided you can produce an ESA letter as verification—a landlord must make reasonable accommodation for your support animal to live with you and cannot charge any extra fees to an ESA owner or impose any weight or breed restrictions. The only exception to this is if your assistance animal poses a direct threat or causes significant damage to the property or housing unit.
No law exists specifying that employers must accommodate an emotional support animal in a work environment. However, they are also not to discriminate against employees based on disability, therefore some employers will welcome an ESA, as they may recognize the benefits of having one for a person's mental health.
If you're unsure if you can bring your ESA to work, bring your ESA letter and talk with your HR department to find out if they are willing to make reasonable accommodation for your ESA in Arizona. Ultimately, this decision is at the discretion of your employer.
To find out if you qualify for an emotional support animal in Arizona, you must meet with a licensed mental health professional. They can evaluate your mental and emotional challenges and evaluate your eligibility.
One of the easiest ways you can do this is by working through a telehealth marketplace like Pettable. We can match you with a vetted professional licensed in your state who has extensive experience conducting mental health assessments for assistance animals and writing ESA letters.
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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.
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