CertaPet is a revolutionary online telehealth platform that improves access to mental health care in the US with a focus on providing clinical services to individuals who are seeking animal-assisted interventions as part of their treatment planning.
In 2018, 19.1% of U.S. adults experienced mental illness, representing 1 in 5 adults (1). Our goal is to improve the quality of life for the millions of Americans who may have no other options for care.
CertaPet cares deeply about supporting individuals with mental health conditions and improving access to mental health care in the US and globally. While emotional support animals have been questioned for their legitimacy, experts have long touted the effectiveness of animals on mental health. Still, there are many misconceptions around emotional support animal legitimacy, who can prescribe Emotional Support Animal letters, and how they benefit those who receive them.
Emotional Support Animals are a non-invasive form of daily therapy that must be approved by a licensed mental health professional. An ESA letter must be in accordance with the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Air Carrier Access Act and when traveling by plane to our from the US.
CertaPet strives to help decrease the stigma and end discrimination against individuals with disabilities, encourage fair housing opportunities and offer high-quality mental health treatment through online services.
CertaPet in the News
Emotional support animals: has America’s ‘epidemic’ gone too far?" - Documentary published by The Guardian.
Holidays can be stressful: Tips for traveling with an emotional support animal - CertaPet featured on the Fox6Now.
CertaPet Press Releases
World’s Leading Expert on Animal-Assisted Therapy Launches “The Animal Effect” Podcast
Nov 13, 2019 - PR NewsWire
CertaPet.com Challenges Proposed Michigan Law Limiting Access to Emotional Support Animals for Disabled Individuals
Sep 16, 2019 - 24-7 Press Release
CertaPet Announces Partnership with Military Makeover for Upcoming Season
Feb 13, 2019 - 24-7 Press Release
Prairie Conlon, Licensed Mental Health Professional is the Clinical Director for CertaPet. More information about her can be viewed here.
- (2019, September) Mental Health By The Numbers. https://www.nami.org/learn-more/mental-health-by-the-numbers
- In accordance with individual airline rules and regulations.