Gotham Psychotherapy Announces Emotional Support Animal Prescription Letters to Qualified Individuals to Allow Dogs or Cats Access to "No Pet" Residences and Airplanes.

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New Yorkers who are anxious, depressed, have panic attacks, or fear flying may be eligible for an Emotional Support Animal prescription letter to allow their dog or cat access to "no pet" residences and airplanes.

What is an Emotional Support Animal?

An emotional support animal is not a pet. It is a companion dog or cat that provides therapeutic benefit to an individual with a mental or psychiatric disability. Any size or breed of dog or cat can be an emotional support animal. They do not have to be professionally trained to perform any task, but must be trained to behave appropriately in a public setting.

Emotional support animals are protected under the Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA) and the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA).

The FHAA prevents landlord and homeowner associations from restricting your emotional support animal from living with you--even when there is a no pet policy in place. These associations are also not allowed to assess special pet fees on you because of your companion animal.

The ACCAA protects individuals by allowing an emotional support animal to fly with them in the cabin of an airplane, without having to pay any additional fees.

To schedule an assessment, contact Carla Mannino, LCSW-R at (212) 810-1724 or carla(at)gothampsychotherapy(dot)com.

For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release, contact Carla L. Mannino at (212) 810-1724.

ABOUT Carla Mannino is the founder of Gotham Psychotherapy, LCSW, PLLC, and is a psychotherapist who specializes in integrative psychotherapy for individuals, couples and groups. She works with a broad spectrum of clients with mild to severe psychopathology. Carla is a solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a personalized approach tailored to each client. Carla works with compassion and understanding with each individual to help them build on their strengths and to attain their personal growth. Carla is a graduate of New York University and maintains a private practice in New York City.

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