The strong emotional bonds developed between people and their pets are well established. Regardless of whether you’re a dog person, cat person, or your taste runs more to pigs or ducks, animals have been found to be of great comfort to people who suffer from a wide variety of emotional issues including depression, anxiety, and certain phobias. It is important to remember that not all pets are Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) even though they may actually provide emotional support. To be considered an ESA, under current laws, the animal has to have been prescribed by a licensed mental health professional as part of a treatment program for a disabling mental illness.
Lotus Psychiatry and Wellness offers a wide variety of Emotional Support Animal Services. From advising you of the best breeds and types of animals to fit your needs and lifestyle to suggesting breeders and activities to strengthen the bond between you and your animal companion. Dr. Mustafa Pirzada M.D., the founder of the clinic, has seen many wonderful results stemming from ESA use and makes use of therapies of this type regularly. An animal lover himself, he has not been surprised by the positive impact that an animal companion can have on a person’s life.