If you’re looking for an emotional support animal letter, or seek counseling for pet loss, we can connect you with a licensed mental health professional in your city or state.
As ESAD, our therapeutic team incorporates dogs, cats, and horses into their treatment plan, which complements the benefits of traditional therapy.
By emphasizing the bond created during human-animal interactions, emotional recovery can occur when the relationship blossoms between an individual and the therapy animal.
Controlled research and scientific studies found animal-assisted therapy provides a positive impact and overall improved emotional well-being in those with behavioral issues, including depression, schizophrenia, and addiction.
How It Works
At ESAD, we believe the emotional bond between animal and its handler can help improve one’s self-worth and trust, stabilize emotional well-being, and strengthen self-regulation, communication, and socialization skills.
ESAD Intl.’s Animal-Assisted Therapeutic Team
Staffed with licensed mental health care practitioners across the US and Canada, the ESAD Intl. Therapeutic Team understands the intrinsic value of the human-animal connection.
While clients primarily certify dogs, our therapeutic protocol also allows for different animals for people with different physical and emotional needs.
- As required under federal law, to certify your emotional support animal, a medical doctor, licensed psychotherapist, or social worker must provide a written letter of recommendation.
- Make sure to talk with your medical doctor if you have any health conditions that might be affected by animal-assisted psychotherapy.