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How to Get an ESA Letter in Louisiana Online

Emotional support animals (ESAs) are assistance animals who bring their owner's therapeutic benefit and companionship through their presence. ESAs can be any domesticated species of animal such as dogs, cats, rabbits, goats, pigs, reptiles, or birds. ESA laws often differ between states. While all states protect ESAs in terms of housing rights – as per federal law – some states are more lenient when it comes to recognizing the rights of ESAs in terms of public access rights.

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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.

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ESA Laws In Louisiana

Although ESAs provide many therapeutic benefits and are regarded as assistance animals to many individuals, they are not regarded as service animals under Louisiana law. Louisiana law reflects that of federal law and specifically, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under the ADA, service animals must be individually trained to perform specific functions related to the handler’s disability. For example, a dog who helps a blind owner to navigate the world or a psychiatric service dog (PSD) who wakes its owner from a nightmare. 

Under Louisiana law, owners of public enterprises like restaurants and hotels do not have to allow ESAs like they do service dogs. 

Nonetheless, ESAs, as per the federal Fair Housing Act, are recognized when it comes to housing. Under this law, housing providers must make ‘reasonable accommodations’ for tenants with ESAs.

While ESAs were once recognized by the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), the Department of Transportation (DOT) has since changed these laws. Airlines are only legally permitted to accept service animals and it is up to their discretion whether they allow ESAs. Oftentimes, ESAs may be subjected to conventional pet fees.

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How Do You Qualify For An ESA In Louisiana?

Any person with a qualifying mental or emotional health condition can qualify for an ESA in Louisiana. An official ESA letter can legitimize your need for an ESA and this can be obtained through Pettable. We can connect you with a licensed mental health practitioner (LMHP) in your state. 

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Benefits of Emotional Support Animals for Louisiana Residents:

While ESAs might not be allowed in every public space, an ESA letter can legitimize your claim and might work in smaller, independent restaurants and stores. It is also worth obtaining one if you want to appeal to your employer about bringing your ESA to your place of work. 

ESAs have many benefits to their owners, including the following: 

Provide Mental and Emotional Stability

ESAs are able to reduce anxiety levels and mitigate the symptoms of many mental health conditions. They bring unconditional love, positive routine, and purpose to their owner's lives. They have also been shown to reduce stress levels and boost happy hormones. 

Get Relief From Expensive Pet Housing Fees

An emotional support animal (ESA) can help you save on pet housing fees as landlords and housing providers are required to make accommodations for ESAs without charging extra pet fees, under laws that protect individuals with disabilities. This is because ESAs are recognized for their role in providing therapeutic benefits to their owners through companionship, rather than being considered ordinary pets.

Provide Social Support

Animals are social creatures and form strong bonds much like their human counterparts. ESAs give their humans a great sense of connection and offer social support. 

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How To Get a Psychiatric Service Dog in Louisiana

If you believe a psychiatric service dog could help you more than an emotional support animal, Pettable can guide you. Start by filling out our simple online quiz to see if you qualify for a psychiatric service dog (PSD) based on what you need. The key step is teaching your dog to help with your mental health. With Pettable's online PSD training, you'll learn how to train your dog to do things like get your medication or help in an emergency, tailored to your mental health needs.

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Why Is Pettable The Best Online ESA Provider?

We have a large network of LMHP who understand ESAs. We connect our clients with reputable practitioners who believe in the value of ESAs. Our service is quick, simple, cost-effective, and risk-free. If for some reason you do not qualify, you’ll get 100 % money back. 

1. Money Back Guarantee
At Pettable we are confident in our service and the legitimacy of the ESA letters provided by the licensed mental health professionals we work with. Because of this, we will offer you a full refund if your ESA letter is denied by your landlord.

2. Unparalleled Customer Support
We know that getting approval for your emotional support animal can be a stressful and confusing process, that's why we emphasize our customer support. Our dedicated team is ready to provide you with the answers, and support, you need 24/7.

3. Real Consultations with Word-Class Mental Health Professional
For your ESA letter to be legitimate you must consult with a licensed mental health professional (LMHP) experienced in writing ESA letters. The LMHPs we work with at Pettable are professional, kind, and understanding, ensuring that your consultation experience will go smoothly, and most importantly that your letter will be legally recognized.

4. Nationwide Coverage in the United States
We have a deep network of LMHPs spanning all 50 states plus Puerto Rico. That means we can connect you with a clinician wherever you live and meet even the strictest of timelines.

5. 100% Legally Compliant
We've painstakingly ensured that our process is legally compliant with Fair Housing Act and HIPPA regulations. With Pettable you can be confident that you are being offered a legitimate service.

6. Trusted by 200,000+ Pet Parents
We have plenty of experience helping pet parents like you get their emotional support animals certified with legitimate ESA letters. But you don't need to take our word for it, check out what other pet parents are saying about us in reviews!

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 Provider for Louisiana

The team at Pettable believes in the power of ESAs and that’s why we’re passionate about providing our clients with the support that they need. Pettable brings confidentiality, compassion, and kindness to every interaction, ensuring that clients get the utmost support while navigating the ESA letter process. 

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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! 
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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!"
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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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Jennifer Bronsnick is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Anxiety Treatment Specialist, & Heartmath Certified Trainer. She provides customized workshops and trainings to working professionals and teams to help build resilience and reduce stress with practical strategies.

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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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As a clinical social worker, I have been able to work within multiple types of settings, such as hospitals, community centers, and family welfare. I enjoy having the clinical and administrative experience to holistically serve those I work with.

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