by KATU News Thursday, April 19th 2018 SEATTLE, Wash. – Alaska Airlines announced a new policy for travelers flying with emotional support and psychiatric service animals Thursday.
After a tough year dealing with false reports from the media about the therapy services she provides , Carla Black MFT sat down to write this very difficult response to the negative attention she and her mental health clients have faced. Carla Black MFT assesses mental health patients to determine whether they may benefit from an […]
More individuals are gaining access to the mental health care they need thanks to dramatically increased access to health insurance that covers mental health care in the US. With that increase, we’ve seen a corresponding increase in individual’s utilization of Emotional Support Animals to provide companionship at home while they pursue counseling and therapy to […]
A new policy began this semester (Spring 2017) at San Francisco State that prevents Student Health Services therapists and doctors from writing letters of support for students in need of emotional support animals. Doctors are still allowed to prescribe psychotropic medication, just not animals. The new policy will refer students to off-campus health care when […]
On multiple occasions, I have heard people declare that their animal is their soul mate. This might seem really strange to a lot of people, however, there are many people who do not get their needs met by other humans. As I psychotherapist, I have treated many people who have been so hurt by […]
Have you ever traveled on a plane and wished you had your living, supportive therapy tool with you for support? I have spoken to countless people who feel so much more comforted having their ESA with them. I recently spoke to a woman who had a dying relative and was anxious and depressed because she had to travel […]
Do you know anyone who functions better when they have the support of someone else around? What if that someone else was an animal? It could be a dog, cat, bird, lizard, or whoever helps to make one feel more secure when they’re out in the world.