Emotional Support Animal Services, Counseling with help of an ESA, ESA-based Counseling from America’s Leading Authority on ESA Services

What is an Emotional Support Animal (ESA)? It is a well trained dog or other common domestic animal that provides therapeutic benefits to its owner through companionship and affection. This animal acts as a secure base for their owner whose illness limits one or more major life activities.

Only licensed mental health professionals and physicians are qualified to provide genuine and authentic ESA services so BEWARE of automated online services that claim to provide “real” ESA Letters of Prescription.  Also, know that vests, ID cards, etc. are unnecessary and bogus products, and in no way “certify” your pet to be an ESA. Also, there is no national registry of ESA pets, so any site selling a Pet Registration is a fraud.

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Carla Black MFT is the leading expert in ESA based counseling in the USIncorporating ESAs as therapy tools in the course of her career as a psychotherapist,
Carla Black MFT is America’s leading authority on ESA services for pet owners with the legitimate need to own and keep a support animal, and has been quoted on the growing need for ESAs in the New York Times.

Emotional Support Animals differ from registered service animals because they only require the same amount of training as a well-trained pet. Service animals, however are extensively trained and are allowed everywhere. In addition, the ESA has to be able to live peacefully with people without being a danger or nuisance. They are not to be confused with service animals that require special training to perform specific tasks that help a person mitigate the effects of a handicap, such as with a seeing-eye dog.

Emotional support animals have been proven extremely effective at helping to relieve the symptoms of the following disabilities:

    • Depression
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder
    • Anxiety
    • Social phobias (including, but not limited to, fear of flying)
    • Panic Disorders
    • Agoraphobia
    • Mood Disorders

An ESA works BEST when COMBINED with ongoing psychiatric counseling to address the root issue

A pet can provide loyal devotion and affection around the clock to people struggling with a variety of issues. But combine that support pet with regular counseling to address the underlying issues, and real transformative change can happen!

Carla Black MFT featured in the NY Times

Carla’s expertise in Emotional Support Animal Services was recently called upon for a NY Times article on the subject.

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Carla Black MFT cannot guarantee that a property manager or airline company will not violate the law by discriminating against you, despite possessing a valid letter of prescription.

Please do not contact this office if you are seeking an ESA Letter just to avoid paying fees associated with your pets; or to receive unwarranted special treatment.  This service is ethically bound to help people with genuine psychiatric issues.