Emotional Support Animal

Evaluations - Tampa, FL

ESA Evaluation Letters - Therapy Animals

An emotional support animal (ESA) is a companion that brings therapeutic benefits to individuals with diagnosable mental health and emotional conditions. An ESA often helps to mitigate or alleviate symptoms of a disability such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), insomnia, etc. Typically, an ESA is a cat or dog; however, ESAs may also include other common domesticated animals, like hamsters and birds.

Emotional Support Animal evaluations are offered to determine eligibility for a letter of prescription. If you meet the criteria for the need of an ESA, you will be provided with a letter of prescription detailing the psychological necessity of your emotional support animal. This letter will allow you to travel and/or live with your ESA where regular pets would not be permitted.

There are several differences between an emotional support animal, a service animal, and a therapy animal. To learn more about these differences, please review this information.

If you are interested in learning more about the Emotional Support Animal evaluation in Tampa, FL contact me today at (727) 210-5674 or request an evaluation here.

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Tampa Office:

(Located in the Apco Center Building)

120 State Street East

Suite 106

Oldsmar, FL 34677


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​​Tuesday:       11am - 7pm

Wednesday: 11am - 7pm

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P: (727) 210-5674
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E-mail: ShannonKnightCounseling@gmail.com
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