To obtain an emotional support animal (ESA) letter online in New Jersey, you must consult with a licensed mental health professional about your mental health symptoms. If they determine that you qualify for an emotional support animal, they'll write you an ESA prescription, more commonly known as an ESA letter.
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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.
Many individuals with mental health conditions or emotional disabilities can derive significant therapeutic benefits from the presence of an emotional support animal. If you are an ESA owner, New Jersey law and federal law are supportive of your right to live anywhere with your emotional support animal.
According to the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), anyone with an emotional support animal and a legitimate ESA letter must be given full and equal access to housing opportunities. As long as you can present a valid ESA letter to your housing provider, they must make reasonable accommodations for your assistance animal to live with you – even in rented apartments with “no pets” policies. They must also waive any pet charges and weight or breed restrictions that they normally impose.
If you are hoping to bring your emotional support animal to a public place that has not declared itself to be pet-friendly, it’s a good idea to present your ESA letter to the owner or manager. Unlike service animals, emotional support animals have no legal protection when it comes to being admitted to public places. In addition to stores, restaurants, cinemas, libraries, and hotels, this also includes workplaces and commercial aircraft (under the Air Carrier Access Act). For air travel, it’s fairly likely that your emotional support animal will have to fly as an ordinary pet, without any special privileges.
However, if you contact the venue manager (or an airline representative, or your boss), explain the situation, and offer to show your ESA letter, you might be pleasantly surprised at their willingness to accommodate you and your emotional support animal. For this reason, having the correct documentation for your ESA, in the form of an official ESA letter, is more important than ever.
To qualify for an emotional support animal in New Jersey, a licensed mental health professional must conduct an assessment of your symptoms and mental health condition to determine whether you have a disability-related need for an ESA. If their professional opinion is that you meet the criteria, they will write you an ESA letter that you can use for housing and other purposes.
Here at Pettable, our world-class therapists have extensive expertise in animal-assisted therapy. Together with our legal team, they'll go to great lengths to make sure your psychiatric service dog (PSD) or ESA letter works for you – and that it’s in line with all state and federal laws. In the highly unlikely event that your letter doesn't work for your housing needs, we'll provide you with a full refund for our services.
1. We Guarantee Our Letters Will Work For You
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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.
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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.
With our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee and our incredible staff of trusted therapists, legal support, and customer service representatives, Pettable is the clear choice for securing official status for your emotional support animal. Just have a look at how we compare to other well-known online platforms, and get the ESA approval process started today.
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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.