Do Pet Fish Help With Depression?

Pet fish may not be the first thing you think of as a treatment for depression. After all, fish don’t communicate—at least not in the traditional sense—and they’re not the cuddliest of animals. Fish, however, may be most underrated. They do much more than swim and eat. It turns out that they’re great emotional support [...]

By |2021-06-04T21:50:36+00:00June 4th, 2021|Emotional Support Animals|0 Comments

Can an ESA Help with My Sobriety?

Very often, whether or not we are aware, our emotions influence the choices we make. Substance use disorders (SUD) are a great example of the link between emotions and chosen behaviors. Statistics from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicate that only 2% of the general population who do not have a [...]

By |2021-05-25T23:53:10+00:00May 20th, 2021|Emotional Support Animals|0 Comments

How to Get an ESA Letter for Housing| The Right Way

When you have an emotional support animal (ESA) and the right documentation, you are protected by certain rights under Federal law when it comes to housing. The Fair Housing Act and guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Housing (HUD) ensure that ESA owners are not unfairly discriminated against due to their need for an [...]

By |2021-05-19T18:02:15+00:00May 17th, 2021|Housing|0 Comments

Do Kaiser Therapists Write ESA Letters?

Most people don’t decide to ask for an emotional support animal (ESA) without giving it a lot of thought. Typically, a person with a mental or emotional disability finds themselves needing the unconditional companionship and affection of an animal. They then decide to inquire with their healthcare professional about an ESA. If the LMHP agrees [...]

By |2021-05-04T15:36:22+00:00May 4th, 2021|Emotional Support Animals|0 Comments

Can a Pet Fish Help with Anxiety

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), human-animal bonds are essential to human health. This bond even applies to aquatic creatures, like fish. After dogs and cats, the 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey discovered that fish are the third leading types of pets in American households. It's easy to see why a furry lapdog [...]

By |2021-04-18T03:12:02+00:00April 17th, 2021|Emotional Support Animals|0 Comments

Can You Have Both an ESA and a Service Animal?

Although service animals have a unique bond with their owners, they might not provide the same closeness as an emotional support animal provides. The deep relationship between an animal and a human can’t be forced, after all. Sometimes, a service animal that is focused on performing tasks may not have the close tie that other [...]

By |2021-04-14T15:48:50+00:00April 9th, 2021|Emotional Support Animals, Service Dogs|0 Comments

10 Best Emotional Support Dog Breeds for Kids with Autism

According to the CDC’s latest data, 1 in 54 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Of these children, boys are four times more likely to be autistic than girls. Autistic children may experience other conditions related to autism. For instance, 28% of 8-year-olds with autism show self-injurious behaviors. Additionally, about 30–60% of autistic [...]

By |2021-03-31T23:45:52+00:00March 31st, 2021|Emotional Support Animals|0 Comments

How to Make Your ESA Into a Psychiatric Service Dog

In the world of assistance animals, emotional support animals (ESA) are frequently mixed up with psychiatric service dogs (PSD). Both ESAs and PSDs are used by their owners to help with similar types of mental and emotional illnesses and learning disabilities. However, that’s generally where the similarities end. There are key differences between them, including [...]

By |2021-03-22T21:24:41+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Service Dogs|2 Comments

Which ESA Speaks My Love Language

Whether or not you realize it, you have your own way of showing and feeling love. There are a total of five "love languages" that most people are grouped into, with each category housing a different style preference for expressing and understanding love and affection. For example, you might feel most loved when someone spends [...]

By |2021-03-13T20:37:19+00:00March 13th, 2021|Emotional Support Animals|0 Comments

How To Get a Psychiatric Service Dog Letter

A PSD letter is a signed letter from a licensed healthcare professional that helps someone establish whether they have a qualifying disability for purposes of owning a psychiatric service dog. Owners of psychiatric service dogs have special legal rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Housing Act (FHA), and Air Carrier Access Act [...]

By |2021-03-10T19:58:36+00:00March 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|11 Comments
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