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Qualify for an Emotional Support Animal Letter Now!

Total Health Guidance has a simple process for you to obtain a certificate for an Emotional Support Animal. It has been proven that an Emotional Support Animal can help one deal with the stresses of everyday life.
According to the Fair Housing Amendment Act of 1988, no landlord or property manager can discriminate against any individual who has a letter from a licensed mental health professional specifying their need for an Emotional Support Animal or Service Dog in their home.

The Process:

  • Call 321-332-6984 to schedule your initial appointment.
  • Our Emotional Support Animal assessment can be completed for anyone within the state of Florida. We have physical and/or virtual offices throughout the state, including Miami, Key West, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Tampa, Orlando, Daytona, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Gainesville, and Pensacola.
  • During the first session one of our licensed therapists will conduct a simple evaluation to determine if you meet the requirements. To qualify you must be diagnosed with a mental illness (depression, anxiety, etc.) that substantially limits one or more of your life activities.
  • The letter will be provided immediately following your third session. To ensure confidentiality, the certificate will simply state that you meet the requirements for an Emotional Support Animal / Service Dog and will not list any specific diagnosis.
  • The cost of this service is covered by most insurance plans.  Please call our office to verify your insurance benefits.

Have you ever considered traveling with an Emotional Support Animal or a Psychiatric Service Dog with you in the cabin of the airplane?  If you meet certain criteria and have a letter from a mental health professional, every airline is required by law to allow you to fly with your service animal. Individuals with physical limitations (for example, a blind person) can travel with a service dog without any special letter. However, those wanting their service animal for emotional limitations (i.e. anxiety) are required to have a special letter. Prior to this regulatory requirement, many people were faking emotional issues to avoid having to pay the airline fees for traveling with their cat or dog.

There are other things to consider regarding traveling with an Emotional Support Animal. You should notify the airline at least 48 hours prior to travel.  They may request a copy of the letter in advance so that they can contact the provider and confirm its authenticity. While the letter must state that the individual has a diagnosable mental health condition, it does NOT need to list any specific diagnoses. Bring a health certificate and vaccine records for your animal. You may want to request bulk head seating to ensure your animal has enough space. Keep in mind that animals are not allowed in exit rows. Prior to the flight, be sure to limit your pet’s food and water and take a potty break right before entering the airport.

If you would like to discuss whether or not you meet the requirements for traveling with an Emotional Support Animal, please call Total Health Guidance at 321-332-6984.  The specific requirements for traveling with an Emotional Support Animal can be found at:

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