With the rise of telehealth providers such as Pettable, obtaining an ESA letter has never been easier. To get the process started, you’ll need to have a consultation with a licensed mental health professional authorized to practice in Nebraska. By choosing Pettable, you could even connect with one today!
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An increasing number of people are beginning to recognize the mental health benefits of owning an emotional support animal. Both federal law and Nebraska law recognize the value of assistance animals, and have protections in place to guarantee equal access to housing for all ESA owners.
In Nebraska, as in all U.S. states, individuals with service animals have the legal right to access nearly all public places – including establishments where animals are otherwise prohibited. This includes shops, restaurants, hotels, theaters, cinemas, hospitals, and libraries. Unfortunately, the same rules do not apply to emotional support animals, and there is no legal obligation for ESAs to be granted admission to public places. Instead, this decision is made on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the establishment’s owner or manager. As an ESA owner, the best thing you can do is to present your emotional support animal letter and explain your situation. If you have the proper documentation, the venue may choose to make an exception and accommodate you and your companion animal.
The rules are the same for workplaces. Your boss is more likely to make a special allowance if you make a polite request and bring your ESA letter – it never hurts to ask!
When it comes to air travel, it’s up to the airline to determine whether they will admit your ESA on board your flight. As specified by the Air Carrier Access Act, they are under no obligation to do so. To give yourself the best chance of a favorable decision, you should make your request long before your planned travel date. If the airline refuses to accommodate your emotional support animal, they may still be able to travel with you as an ordinary pet, subject to the airline’s usual pet policies and fees.
Fortunately, your right to live anywhere – even in a rental property – with your emotional support animal is secure in Nebraska, thanks to the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As long as you have a valid ESA letter from a licensed mental health professional, your housing provider must make reasonable accommodations for you and your assistance animal. The landlord must also waive any pet fees and breed or weight restrictions.
However, keep in mind that in Nebraska, it's illegal to misrepresent an animal as a service animal or emotional support animal. This is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and six months in jail. Make sure to have the correct paperwork for your assistance animal, and always be honest about their role and training.
Although anyone can own a pet for companionship, in order to get an official ESA letter in Nebraska, a licensed mental health professional must assess your symptoms and make a clinical judgment about your need for an emotional support animal.
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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.
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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.
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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.