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How to Get an ESA Letter in Georgia Online

If you need an emotional support animal in your life, you should consider getting an ESA letter. Most ESA-owners use their official ESA letters to show others, like their landlord, that they have a need for their emotional support animal. The process of getting a letter shouldn't be long or difficult. The easiest way to get an emotional support animal letter in Georgia is by consulting with a licensed mental health professional online in your state. This way, you can avoid the hassle of waiting in any long lines or traffic to meet with someone in person. Connect with a licensed mental health professional (LMHP) through Pettable today! 

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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, for an additional fee.

* 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.

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Emotional Support Animals in Georgia

Anyone with a mental or emotional disability has the option to obtain an emotional support animal. These mental or emotional disabilities can include depression, anxiety, chronic stress, and many others. If you are unsure about whether the presence of an emotional support animal would improve your condition, it is best to speak with your doctor to learn more. 

ESA owners can use their letters to show their landlords that their ESAs can improve their emotional or mental conditions. Georgia ESA laws and federal law protect your rights as an ESA owner to live anywhere with your emotional support animal, provided you have a legitimate ESA letter written by an LMHP.

Georgia ESA Housing Laws

Emotional support animals in Georgia are typically only allowed in pet-friendly public places and their home, with an official ESA letter. Your landlord must provide reasonable accommodations if you have an official ESA letter. If your animal causes harm to the property or to other residents, your landlord may decide not to accommodate you and your ESA. The rules can vary a little depending on where you are. 

Public places are legally obligated to only admit service animals into most public accommodations, like shops or restaurants. But you may persuade an establishment to be willing to accommodate you if you show your emotional support animal letter and explain your situation. Depending on the establishment, they may accommodate you and your emotional support animal. You never know until you ask!

According to the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), this applies to your workplace and airline flights. If your emotional support animal is refused accommodation on a flight, you could have them fly with you as an ordinary pet. Alternatively, you could consider training them to be a psychiatric service dog.

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Georgia’s Fair Housing and Employment Act

Fortunately, the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) stipulate that housing providers (even in no-pets housing) must reasonably accommodate both service animals and emotional support animals. 

The FHA indicates that, as long as you have a valid ESA letter, your landlord must allow you to live with your emotional support animal, waiving any pet fees or breed or weight restrictions. It’s important for people living with emotional disabilities or any mental health condition to get the support they need. 

Getting an emotional support animal is one way to do that, but before you get an ESA, there are a few ways to know if you qualify for an ESA in Georgia.

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How Do You Qualify for an ESA in Georgia?

To qualify for an emotional support animal in Georgia, your LMHP must evaluate your symptoms to determine if you have an emotional or mental disability that would improve with an ESA. You’ll have the opportunity to share your concerns or thoughts regarding your mental or emotional health with a licensed medical professional. They’ll have the expertise to determine your medical needs and possible treatments. 

Your doctor will write an ESA letter to make your emotional support animal an official part of your mental health treatment plan if you qualify for an emotional support animal. Once you have your official ESA letter, you will be able to show your letter to your landlord. Once you share your official letter with your landlord, they cannot charge you extra pet deposits or pet fees because you have an ESA.

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Benefits of Emotional Support Animals for Georgia Residents

Georgia residents with certain mental or emotional conditions that can prevent them from living their life to the fullest may benefit from the presence of an emotional support animal. Here are three benefits of ESAs for Georgia residents:

Constant Companion

If you have an emotional support animal by your side, they will always be there to comfort you in your home. Emotional support animals are sometimes referred to as companion animals because they are constant companions for their owners. An emotional support animal can help you combat feelings of loneliness, depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. 

Improved Physical Well-being

An emotional support animal helps your physical well-being in many ways. You may feel calm or relaxed when your emotional support animal is near you. These are indicators that your support animal is doing its job well. You can also experience a normalized heart rate and blood pressure, reduced stress, and alleviated emotions of loneliness.

Improved Outlook in Daily Life

In the presence of your emotional support animal, you will notice an overall improved outlook in your daily life. The daunting feelings that accompany chronic stress, severe anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder will have less of an impact on your life with an emotional support animal by your side. Companion animals provide assistance to their owners in a way that many people may not see, but each ESA owner can certainly feel the positive impact of the presence of their furry friend.

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How To Get a Psychiatric Service Dog Letter in Georgia

If you feel that your struggles go beyond mental or emotional health, you may benefit from the presence of a specially trained psychiatric service dog. Psychiatric service dogs offer comfort to their owners in a way that requires training, so they differ slightly from emotional support animals. 

There is a simple process to get a psychiatric service dog letter in Georgia. One of the best and quickest ways to get a psychiatric service dog is to use a trustworthy site that can virtually connect you to a therapist in Georgia. For example, Pettable offers quick, easy, and reliable service. 

To get a PSD letter in Georgia, you will need to complete a short 3-minute assessment. This assessment will give mental health professionals an idea of your needs. Once you complete the assessment, Pettable will match you with a therapist in Georgia. Then you’ll meet with this mental health professional over video call to discuss your needs. After that, you will receive your PSD letter. If your PSD letter is not approved, you will receive a 100% of your payment.

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Why Pettable?

Because Pettable has a world-class team of mental health professionals. Because our customer support is unmatched. Because our team ensures our process stays transparent and in line with federal laws and state laws. And because we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee – meaning your PSD or ESA letter works for you, or your money back.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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."
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I graduated with a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee before obtaining my Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in 2021. I have eight years of experience in the mental health field working in and with various populations, including case management, intake coordination, and residential, inpatient, and outpatient programs. I am certified in Brainspotting to help individuals deeply process negative emotions and trauma/significant life events. Additionally, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and safety planning in sessions/groups.

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I offer extensive experience supporting individuals in both outpatient and residential settings in the fields of social work and mental health. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor-II, Substance Abuse Professional, Certified First Responder Counselor, and Board-Certified Telemental Health Provider.

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