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Many people are not aware that in addition to service animals, there are "Emotional Support Animals." According to Wikipedia, the definition is "a companion animal which provides therapeutic benefit, such as alleviating or mitigating some symptoms of the disability, to an individual with a mental or psychiatric disability."
An Emotional Support Animal can help with a variety of psychological issues, most commonly anxiety disorders. They can provide a source of comfort and grounding. Most typically, though not always, Emotional Support Animals are dogs or cats.
Maesk Group Counseling can provide current patients who qualify with an Emotional Support Animal certification letter. This will allow you to take your pet on an aircraft, for example. Keep in mind that air carriers may ask for documentation, therefore it is imperative that you have the letter with you when you travel. With this documentation, airlines MUST allow you to keep your pet with you in the cabin.