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Guidelines for Writing an ESA Letter

An ESA letter is a document that allows you to have a pet that provides        emotional support in your home.

What is an ESA Letter?

An ESA letter is a document from a licensed mental health professional that states that you have a mental health condition that benefits from the presence of an emotional support animal.

The letter should be on the letterhead of the mental health professional and should include the following information:

  • The date that the letter was written
  • The mental health professionals license number
  • The mental health professionals contact information
  • The patient’s name
  • The patient’s diagnosis
  • How the emotional support animal helps the patient
  • The date that the letter expires

Who Can Write an ESA Letter? A licensed mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, or therapist, can write an ESA letter. You can also ask your family doctor or any medical professional who is familiar with your mental health condition to provide an ESA letter.

A professional must be licensed by your state to write an ESA letter. If you have a mental health condition that is not being treated by a professional, you may still be able to get an ESA letter. You will need to provide documentation of your condition, such as a letter from a friend or family member, or a journal documenting your condition.

What should be Included in the ESA Letter?

The ESA letter should include your name, the name of your mental health professional, and the date of the letter. It should also state that you have a mental health condition that benefits from the presence of an emotional support animal.

How Do I Get an ESA Letter?

You can get an ESA letter from a licensed mental health professional. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the process for getting an emotional support animal (ESA) letter will vary depending on the individual’s needs and circumstances. However, some tips on how to get an ESA letter may include talking to a mental health professional about the individual’s need for an emotional support animal, and requesting a letter from them that confirms the need for an ESA. The individual may also need to provide documentation to their housing provider or airline (if traveling) that confirms the ESA letter.

What Are the Benefits of Having an ESA Letter?

The benefits of having an ESA letter include having a pet that can provide emotional support, having a pet that can live with you in your home, and having a pet that can travel with you on airplanes.