Getting an ESA letter in Texas requires connecting with a licensed mental health professional that is licensed and can practice in the state of Texas.
Often times it can be a pain to find a clinician with availability, that is convenient to connect with, and has experience with emotional support animal evaluations.
An easy way to get the process started is to use a telehealth marketplace to get matched to a mental health professional that is licensed in your state and has experience with emotional support evaluations.
Telemedicine makes things extremely convenient by getting rid of the need to go somewhere in person and wait in long lines. You can connect with an experience professional from the comfort of your own home today to find out if you qualify for an ESA in Texas.
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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.
Anyone struggling with a mental or emotional disability can benefit from having an emotional support animal and is eligible to have one in Texas.
Texas understands how tough mental or emotional disabilities can be and as a result really works hard to support people struggling with those disabilities. Texas endorses the use of emotional support animals as a key part of someone's mental health treatment.
Texas has pretty approachable regulations around emotional support animals and we'll do a deep dive to walk you through everything you need to know about ESA laws in Texas and what you need to know to get an emotional support animal in Texas.
To recap it for you: the best way to find out if you qualify for an emotional support animal in Texas is to connect with a mental health professional licensed in the state of Texas.
ESA Laws in Texas mainly follow federal guidelines when it comes to emotional support animals so there are not a ton of surprises when it comes to ESAs in Texas.
On the rest of this page we'll dive into everything you need to know as it pertains to specific laws regarding housing, public access, work environment, and travel in Texas. These are the areas where there can be restrictions with having an animal and we give you the necessary guidance to make sure you understand your right in Texas in any of these environments when it comes to having an emotional support animal.
If you qualify for an emotional support animal you are protected in the Lone Star State and are entitled to keep your pets with you regardless of the buildings, HOAs, apartment complex's specific policy on pets. Even if they have an outright ban, if you have an emotional support animal that has been prescribed by a licensed mental health professional in your state, you can move in with your ESA.
Additionally, under Texas law you do not have to pay any associated pet fees as they are focused on making sure it is not unnecessarily expensive to have an emotional support animal.
By law an employers does not need to accommodate an emotional support animal in Texas as a support animal does not meet the definition of a service animal per the ADA.
Keeping that in mind though many employers are empathetic and recognize the value emotional support animals can provide as part of someone's ongoing mental health treatment. As a result, we'd encourage you to connect with someone in your HR department to find out if an accommodation can be made for your ESA.
In order to qualify for an emotional support animal in Texas you need to connect with a mental health professional licensed in the state of Texas.
An easy way to find a clinician is to use a telehealth marketplace like Pettable. We focus an enormous amount of effort on interviewing and vetting licensed mental health professionals in Texas that have extensive experience with emotional & mental health evaluations as well as expertise and a passion for emotional support and service animals. What helps us stand out and guarantee the quality of our service is the team of clinicians we work with daily.
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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!
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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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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!
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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.
Pettable is the best provider because we're committed to making sure the process works for you. That means working with the best and most experience mental health professionals in the psychiatric service dog letter space, as well as providing a guarantee that your letter will work for you. We back all of this up with outstanding customer support, a renowned legal team, and a commitment to making sure you have an increidble experience.We broke down the different services offered by every ESA service. And we looked for unbiased reviews from 3rd party sites.
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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.