Therapists are wrestling with a surge in requests by clients for written letters attesting to their need for an emotional support animal.
But for many of us, each request leaves us feeling more uncomfortable, more unsure of how to respond, and less certain we can legally and ethically provide what they’re looking for.
Diana Sebzda, LPC has been a licensed counselor for over 16 years and spent 15 years as a veterinary technician. Using her unique insight as both a mental health and animal care professional, she’s guided many individuals through the use of service animals and emotional support animals.
Join her for this quick explanation of what therapists need to assess before providing a letter of recommendation for an emotional support animal.