In order to obtain a valid emotional support animal letter in Connecticut, you must attend a live consultation (either in person or online) with a licensed mental health professional (LMHP) who is authorized to practice in your state. This clinician will determine whether you qualify for an emotional support animal, and will write you an official ESA letter if they deem it beneficial for your mental health and emotional well-being.
Telehealth providers such as Pettable make this process far simpler and more convenient than ever before. Without having to leave the comfort of your home, you can connect with one of our LMHPs today and take the first step towards securing your ESA letter.
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The state of Connecticut and the federal government are empathetic to the struggles faced by people with emotional and mental health conditions. Connecticut recognizes the value that emotional support animals can add to mental health treatment plans. For example, there are state and federal laws that protect your right to live anywhere with your emotional support animal, provided you have an official ESA letter for housing.
In Connecticut, as in all U.S. states, emotional support animals are not automatically permitted in public places. Service animals, on the other hand, generally do have this right. This includes commercial flights, workplaces, shops, restaurants, hotels, libraries, and hospitals.
However, some airlines, employers, and venue owners/managers may accommodate your companion animal, as long as you can show them a valid ESA letter. Of course, if they still will not permit your emotional support animal to enter, you must abide by their decision. Instead, you could seek out a pet-friendly establishment, or leave your ESA at home.
For air travel, you have a few additional options. Your ESA could fly with you as a regular pet – in a carrier in the cabin (if they’re small enough), or in the hold. You’ll also have to accept the airline’s standard pet fees. Alternatively, your emotional support animal could train to become a psychiatric service animal, as service animals are allowed on all flights.
On a more encouraging note, federal and state housing legislation is quite accepting of emotional support animals. The federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protect your right to have your ESA live with you. As long as you can provide an ESA letter, your housing provider must make reasonable accommodations for you and your emotional support animal to live together. This is the case even if the landlord typically has a “no pets” policy. A valid ESA letter also waives any pet fees and breed or weight restrictions that your landlord may typically have in place.
A mental health professional licensed in Connecticut can determine whether you are eligible for an emotional support animal. Specifically, they’ll assess whether you have a qualifying mental health condition and a disability-related need for the companionship of an emotional support animal. If your LMHP determines that an emotional support animal would be an asset to your mental health treatment plan, they will write you an official ESA letter that you can use for housing and other purposes.
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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.