Higher Ground Wellness
Emotional Support Animal (ESA) Letters
The therapists within HGW know and honor the benefits of animals within the therapeutic process.
HGW now provides clinical assessments for individuals who are interested in acquiring ESA letters. Read more to learn about the step-by-step process for acquiring your own letter.
ESA sessions are held for 55-60 minutes and cost $150.
At this time we do not accept insurance for ESA sessions.
Schedule a ESA Appointment
Schedule an appointment with our scheduling tool to secure a slot. Please be sure to fill in all the fields correctly so that the proper documentation is emailed to you. Please note that all documentation is required to be completed 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment.
Attend Your ESA Session
Your first ESA session will be approximately 55-60 minutes long and payment is required at the beginning of the session. Our therapists will ask questions surrounding your mental health history as well as assisting with identifying needs. HGW therapists individually determine if you need 1 or 2 sessions for evaluating and assessing.
If the therapist believes you do qualify for receiving an ESA letter you will be notified and will receive your letter within 24 hours via email. The therapist will also provide psychoeducation for how to use your letter and information regarding state laws under the Fair Housing Act.
We want to make sure your needs are met. If you decide you want to continue receiving therapy with the therapist moving forward please notify them. Or if you would like referrals and recommendations, make sure to ask the therapist providing the assessment so they can support your needs. You can also email requests to email@example.com .