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Emotional Support Animal

What is an Emotional Support Animal (ESA)?  
"Emotional Support Animal" is a legal designation granted to a domesticated animal for use in the care and management of psychiatric or emotional symptoms as diagnosed by a licensed mental health provider who presently oversees your care. 
Where can an ESA accompany its owner? 
A certified Emotional Support Animal may accompany its owner onto airplanes, ships, trains and other transport, or any building which is required to be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, so long as the animal behaves. 
Who can certify an animal as an ESA?
A licensed mental health provider is required to diagnose the owner's symptoms, prescribe and certify the animal as an Emotional Support Animal. 
There are many online scams which offer animal certification​. The abuse of animal use has lead to increased scrutiny by airlines and other transportation services, including reporting to federal authorities for suspected fraud. 
The only legitimate certification for an Emotional Support Animal is from a licensed mental health professional who will respond to inquiries and attest to the psychiatric diagnosis which warrants the animal's services. 
How can my animal be certified by Dr. Jobin?
Dr. Jobin has authority under his state issued psychotherapy licenses to certify Emotional Support Animals for the use of his patients. If you would like to have your animal certified you must do as follows:
  1. ​Complete the Emotional Support Animal application and submit. 
  2. Pay the nonrefundable $100 certification fee (via email invoice). 
  3. Schedule and complete an initial assessment with Dr. Jobin in office, online, or by phone. 
  4. Maintain your patient status by attending monthly check-in sessions in office, online or by phone. 
For what conditions will Dr. Jobin prescribe/certify an Emotional Support Animal?
Dr. Jobin prescribes and certifies Emotional Support Animals to treat: 
  • Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Trauma, Obsessive or Compulsive Behavior, Grief, Stress, Loneliness, Fear, Sadness, Anger and other emotional or psychological conditions. 
  • Chronic Pain, Medical Illness, other Physical Conditions. 
  • Unique life events such as divorce, loss of a loved one, unemployment and other such situations. 
  • Drug Addiction, Alcohol Addiction, Pain Killer Addiction, Over-Eating, Gambling, Sexual Addictions or other problem behaviors.