The process to obtain an ESA letter in Minnesota has become fairly simple with the availability of online telehealth services. You must first meet with a licensed mental health professional via a live consultation. If they determine that you are eligible for an emotional support animal, they can write you an official ESA letter.
Completing this process through an online service, such as Pettable, can afford you the ease and convenience of receiving your emotional support animal letter without ever having to commute or wait in a long line for an in-person appointment.
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The state of Minnesota recognizes that emotional support animals can boost well-being for people with an emotional or mental disability. Because an ESA can play a significant role to a mental health treatment plan, Minnesota has laws and policies in place to protect your rights to live anywhere with an emotional support animal, as long as you've obtained a valid ESA housing letter.
In most settings and situations, the laws in Minnesota specify that service animals must be allowed access to public places and services. Emotional support animals, however, are not required to be admitted to most places. Some establishments and services may still choose to accommodate, though, as long as you explain your situation and present a valid ESA letter.
This is the case for access to most public establishments, including stores, restaurants, theaters, and your place of employment. If you want to take your emotional support animal to work or anywhere else with you, ask your boss or the head of the establishment if they can help you out. If they will not, you might be better off leaving your companion animal at home or visiting a pet-friendly place, instead.
Recent amendments to the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) also no longer require airlines to accept emotional support animals. Ask the airline ahead of time if they might allow your ESA to fly in the cabin with you. If they will not, you could have your furry friend come along as a regular pet, or you might train them as a psychiatric service animal.
When it comes to housing, the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Housing Act (FHA) specify that housing providers must allow tenants to live with both service animals and emotional support animals. As long as you can provide your ESA letter, your landlord must make reasonable accommodation for you, regardless of their usual pet policy, pet fees, or breed or weight restrictions.
Qualifying for an emotional support animal in Minnesota means you are determined by a licensed mental health professional to have a qualifying emotional or mental disability. Further, you must have a disability-related need for the animal, in that it alleviates symptoms of your condition in some way, simply by providing a comforting presence.
One of the most convenient ways to meet with an LMHP who can practice in your state is to go through a service like Pettable. Connect with one of our clinicians from the comfort of your own home today!
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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.
With our satisfaction guarantee, our live consultations between client and clinician, our exceptional legal support, and our transparency every step of the way, it's clear that Pettable is a cut above the rest of the online ESA providers out there.
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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.