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How to Get an ESA Letter in Missouri Online

The process of obtaining an ESA letter online in Missouri is very straightforward, and saves you the hassle of waiting in traffic or long lines for an in-person appointment. If you use a telehealth platform such as Pettable, we’ll set up a video appointment for you with one of our licensed mental health professionals (LMHPs). This therapist will conduct an individualized assessment to determine whether you qualify for an emotional support animal, and will write you an ESA letter if you do. 

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Emotional Support Animals in Missouri

If you struggle with a mental or emotional disability, you may find that an emotional support animal can be a powerful coping mechanism. Missouri law and federal law are empathetic to the challenges of living with mental illness, and protect your right to live anywhere with your emotional support animal, including in a rental property. 

ESA Laws in Missouri

If you’re an ESA owner, you probably already know that public establishments are under no legal obligation to accommodate emotional support animals – only service animals. This includes stores, restaurants, theaters, museums, libraries, hospitals, hotels, and workplaces. 

If you wish to bring your emotional support animal with you to a place that is not explicitly pet-friendly, your best option is to have your ESA letter on hand. Although the venue is not required to admit your emotional support animal, the owner or manager (or your boss) may be willing to make an exception if you can present a valid ESA letter to help explain your situation. 

This also includes commercial aircraft (under the Air Carrier Access Act), so if you’re hoping to fly with your ESA, you should contact the airline well in advance of your travel date. If they do not accept ESAs on board, your ESA may still be able to travel with you as an ordinary pet, subject to the airline’s pet fees and policies.

Thankfully, housing legislation is more lenient to ESA owners. Specifically, you have the right to have your emotional support animal live with you, even in a rented apartment with a “no pets” policy. According to the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), housing providers must make reasonable accommodations for any tenant (or potential tenant) who provides a legitimate ESA letter. The landlord must also waive their usual pet charges, and even breed and weight restrictions. 

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How Do You Qualify for an ESA in Missouri?

In order for your companion animal to be officially recognized as an emotional support animal with an ESA letter, a mental health professional who is licensed to practice in Missouri must conduct an assessment of your mental health. They will evaluate your symptoms and determine whether you have a disability-related need for an emotional support animal to help you cope with your condition. 

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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 Letter Provider in Missouri

Just take a look at how we compare with other major online ESA letter providers. Thanks to our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee, live video consultations with trusted therapists, a transparent ESA approval process, and incredible legal support, Pettable is the clear choice for ESA owners in Missouri. 

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Verified Reviews: 4.8/5
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Google: 4.4/5
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Trust Pilot: 4.7/5
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Facebook: 4.6/5
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What our pet parents are saying

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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.
Maddee W. Dog parent
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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.
Austin K. Dog parent
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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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Meet our Selected Therapists

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Bolutife "Bolu", LCSW-S, MPA

Licensed Therapist
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.

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Shaunae, M.S., LPC

Licensed Therapist
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.

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Michael, LPC, LCDC

Licensed Therapist
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.

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Jasmine, LCMHC

Licensed Therapist
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.

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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.

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Melissa, LCSW

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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