Emotional Support Animal Assessment
What is an emotional support animal assessment?
What is an ESA?
Emotional Support Animals (ESA) are defined as animals that provides support, well-being, comfort, or aid to an individual diagnosed with a mental health disorder. People with an emotional support animal are exempt from some housing and travel rules for non-ESA. ESA clients can have their animal in housing with no additional fees and/or reside in animal restricted housing. ESA’s may also travel with clients at no additional charges.
Would you benefit from an ESA?
If you have negative mental health symptoms, that are improved with an animal an ESA might be for you. Research shows that such people with Depression, Anxiety, PTSD or Adjustment Disorders benefit from ESA.
How does this work?
AMR Mental Health Therapy provides a comprehensive ESA assessment to verify that the individuals meet criteria for a mental health diagnosis. The assessment takes about an hour long and is completed via telephone. If you qualify for an ESA, you will be provided a letter verification via e-mail from a qualified mental health professional. In order for the letter to be legal and ethical, you will be given a mental health diagnosis and provided all necessary information about the professional.
I heard ESA’s are easy to get online, why would I go through AMR Mental Health Therapy?
Unfortunately, there is an overwhelming amount of fraudulent ESA letters and misinformation. Due to this abuse, airlines and housing authorities are now cracking down on ESA letter recipients. There are companies that now investigate ESA receipts and the providers. They are asking for additional documentation and in some cases contact with the therapist. If you are eligible for the letter, you will receive assistance in all of these circumstances. In some cases, a few therapy sessions might need to be completed.
It is recommended that you contact housing management and/or airlines to inquire about additional documentation in advance.
How often do I need to update my letter?
An ESA letter must be renewed every year.
How much is an assessment?
An assessment is $175 to be paid via credit card after completed assessment. You will receive a letter within 48 hours after the assessment is completed. Additional assistance, paperwork, and letter are free for the length of the letter’s validity. Additional therapy sessions, if required by housing or airline, is based on a sliding scale.
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