Can a regular doctor prescribe an emotional support animal?
In order to get a valid emotional support animal letter, it needs to come from a licensed mental health professional.
Licensed mental health professionals include psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, psychiatric nurses, licensed professional counselors, and other licensed therapists.
What type of doctor can prescribe an emotional support animal?
An emotional support animal (ESA) is a person’s pet that has been prescribed by a person’s licensed therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist (any licensed mental health professional).
Can my primary doctor write an ESA letter?
CAN MY PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN WRITE ME AN ESA PRESCRIPTION? No, you must have a letter written by a mental health professional who holds a license: LCSW, PsyD, PhD or LMFT.
What conditions qualify for an emotional support animal?
If you suffer from one or more of the mental illnesses listed below, you may qualify for an emotional support dog.
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Learning Disorders.
- General Anxiety Disorder.
- Gender Identity.
- Cognitive disorders.