Chilhowee Psychological Services (CPS)

Chilhowee Psychological Services (CPS) provides a wide range of psychological and emotional disability assessment and prescriptive services. Although we typically cater to clients who have emotional or psychological disabilities and need formal diagnostic assessment and prescriptive documentation, we also offer services for third parties, such as insurance companies, law firms, and employers. Assessments may be conducted for disability or claim management (Independent Psychological Evaluation), to assist the courts in determining the psychological consequences of a traumatic incident, such as a motor vehicle accident or crime (Psycho-legal Assessment), or to provide psycho-diagnostic and personality evaluation.

However, we specialize in treatment with and prescription of emotional support animals (ESA) and psychiatric service dogs (PSD) to facilitate the normal day-to-day functioning of our clientele. The therapeutic effect of animals to ameliorate the symptoms associated with psychological and emotional disabilities has long been known and documented.

If you suffer from a mental or emotional challenge, have trouble coping with what use to be normal day to day events, or believe you need the mitigating effects of an emotional support animal, Chilhowee Psychological Services to continue reading to below to which one you may qualify for.

Emotional Support Animals (ESA)

An emotional support animal (ESA) is a dog that belongs to a person who is emotionally or psychologically (psychiatrically) disabled. The person's mental health practitioner (a licensed mental health professional) has determined that the presence of the animal is necessary for the disabled person's mental health and has written a prescription stating the dog is necessary for the normal day to functioning of the disabled person. The dog needs no special training. Under current ADA, Fair Housing laws, and Air Carrier Access laws an ESA is ONLY protected as follows:

  • To qualify for "no" or "limited" pet housing.
  • To fly in the cabin of an aircraft with the disabled handler. (Read Airlines' Policies Here)
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Psychiatric Service Dog (PSD)

Psychiatric Service Dogs are regarded as service animals. They are individually trained in obedience, performing tasks, and working in distracting public environments to mitigate their partner's psychiatric disability. Their primary function is not to provide emotional support, but to perform tasks which enable their partner to function in ordinary ways a non-disabled person takes for granted. The handler of a PSA must be able to present a treatment recommendation letter for a PSA from a medical doctor or licensed mental health professional. Under the ADA, Fair Housing laws, and Air Carrier Access laws a PSD is protected as follows:

  • To qualify for "no" or "limited" pet housing.
  • To fly in the cabin of an aircraft with the disabled handler. (Read Airlines' Policies Here)
  • Public assess to businesses and stores.
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All ESA assessments and sessions conducted by third-party licensed mental health professionals.