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How to Get an ESA Letter in Tennessee Online

The process of obtaining an emotional support animal (ESA) letter always begins with a consultation with a licensed mental health professional (LMHP) who is authorized to practice in your state. Thanks to the growth of online health platforms such as Pettable, the ESA approval process has become significantly easier and more convenient. You can meet with an LMHP from the comfort of your own home, and then obtain an ESA letter once they verify your eligibility.

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Emotional Support Animals in Tennessee

Anyone in Tennessee struggling with their mental health has the potential to qualify for an emotional support animal. Tennessee state law and federal law recognize the therapeutic value of assistance animals, and protect the rights of ESA owners to equal access to housing.

ESA Laws in Tennessee

Public places such as shops, restaurants, and hotels are legally required to admit service animals alongside their owners. However, there is no obligation for them to accept emotional support animals – even those with valid ESA letters. This includes workplaces, as well as commercial airline flights (under the terms of the Air Carrier Access Act). If you would like to visit an establishment that is not overtly pet-friendly, your best option is to ask in advance whether they would be willing to admit your emotional support animal. If you can present a legitimate ESA letter to the person in charge, they may be more likely to accommodate you, although there is no guarantee of this. For air travel, be prepared for the airline to insist on treating your emotional support animal as a regular pet, subject to their usual fees and policies. 

Thankfully, when it comes to housing, the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have ESA owners covered. As long as you have an official ESA letter, your housing provider must make reasonable accommodations for your emotional support animal to live with you. They are also prohibited from charging pet fees and imposing weight or breed restrictions on emotional support animals. 

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How Do You Qualify for an ESA in Tennessee?

If a licensed mental health professional determines that you have an emotional disability or mental health condition, they can confirm your eligibility for an emotional support animal. Your LMHP can make an emotional support animal a component of your mental health treatment plan and issue you an ESA letter to make it official. 

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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 Tennessee

We’re confident that Pettable is the best online ESA letter provider in your state. Have a look at our services – live video consultations with LMHPs, a straightforward ESA approval process that complies with all Tennessee and federal laws, and a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee – and see how they compare with what our competitors have to offer. 

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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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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.
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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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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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