An ESA can reduce anxiety, panic attacks, depression, agoraphobia, and other emotional challenges.
An ESA can provide companionship to combat complicated grief and loneliness caused by the loss of a loved one.
An ESA offers emotional security for its owner.
ESAs have been shown to help lower one’s heart rate and increase levels of oxytocin.
Having an ESA can support a person in being physically active
According to the Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work there has been an 82% reduction in the symptoms of PTSD (and other trauma-related issues) after just one week of having an emotional support animal.
People residing in nursing homes are more active when there’s an animal involved in their daily routine which has also led to a decrease in their medications.
Benefits for Housing: Under the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, you will qualify for no-pet housing, including housing that limits your pet’s size or breed. Additionally, you can’t be charged a pet fee.
Benefits for Air Travel: Under The Air Carrier Access Act, you have the right to fly with your ESA animal in an airplane cabin with no fee.
To learn if you are a good fit for an Emotional Support Animal (ESA), schedule a consultation.