In our journey to gain more information about animals in therapy, we discovered that they provide even more than we initially knew. Both the Executive and Program Director for Spring, have attended training on Animal Assisted Therapy and we truly do stand behind the fact that pet relationships can reduce depression, anxiety and decrease the symptoms associated with PTSD.
Most of the staff at Spring Eternal have animals that are considered to be their companion.
Spring Eternal has partnered with The Official ESA Registration of America to evaluate persons who wish to have their pet registered as an Emotional Support Animal (ESA). All of our therapists are provided training and clinical guidance on completing phone evaluations to determine eligibility for having an ESA. We use clinically proven tools following a history and screening tool to determine eligibility. We complete monthly training and clinical supervision is always available. All persons are evaluated, however, not all may meet criteria to be eligible for an emotional support animal. Also, keep in mind that we evaluate the person, not the pet. To register your pet and schedule an appointment for an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) letter, visit: https://www.esaregistration.org/
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Please note that clinical licenses are updated yearly. Therefore if a letter is issued on February 13, 2012, and the license expires on June 30, 2012, the therapist has likely updated due to the yearly requirement. You can verify that your provider has an updated license by visiting the appropriate state website. Otherwise clients may reload a new letter with the updated license by logging back into their ESA portal and downloading an updated letter with new expiration dates. If other updates are desired for your letter, you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Newly issued letters have to be done manually and therefore there is a $20 fee.