Emotional Support Animals Philippines

A Quick Guide

ESA Certifications in the Philippines

iPsych Leading the Way in Mental Health Support

The Philippines currently lacks clear legislation specifically recognizing ESAs and granting them public access privileges. While some airlines and housing providers may choose to accommodate ESAs on a case-by-case basis, relying solely on an ESA letter does not guarantee access.

Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) have gained recognition worldwide for their positive impact on mental health, providing companionship and comfort to individuals facing emotional challenges. In the Philippines, the importance of mental health is increasingly being acknowledged, and iPsych, a leading mental health clinic, has taken a pioneering step in providing ESA certifications to patients.

iPsych’s Team of Experts:

iPsych boasts a team of qualified mental health professionals, including Psychiatrists and Psychologists, who specialize in assessing and understanding the unique needs of individuals seeking ESA certifications. The evaluation process involves a thorough examination of the patient’s mental health history, current condition, and the potential benefits an emotional support animal could provide.

Comprehensive Evaluation Process:

Before issuing ESA certifications, iPsych ensures a comprehensive assessment to determine the genuine need for emotional support. The clinic takes into consideration various factors, including the patient’s mental health diagnosis, symptoms, and the potential positive impact of an ESA on their well-being.

The evaluation process is personalized, ensuring that each patient’s unique circumstances are thoroughly understood. This commitment to individualized care sets iPsych apart, emphasizing their dedication to promoting mental health and well-being.

Ensuring Responsible Certification:

iPsych is committed to responsible certification practices and strictly adheres to ethical guidelines. The clinic acknowledges the importance of preventing abuse of ESA certifications and works diligently to ensure that only those who genuinely require emotional support animals receive the necessary documentation.

Stressful life events, substance abuse, and significant changes in sleep patterns can trigger episodes in those predisposed to bipolar disorder. It is essential to understand that no single factor can be solely responsible for its development.

Benefits of ESA Certifications:

Enhanced Emotional Well-being: ESAs provide companionship, alleviating feelings of loneliness and isolation.

Reduced Anxiety and Stress: Many individuals with mental health challenges experience a reduction in anxiety and stress levels when accompanied by an emotional support animal.

Improved Social Interaction: ESAs can serve as a catalyst for improved social interaction and communication skills.

Enhanced Mood and Coping Mechanisms: The presence of an emotional support animal can positively impact an individual’s mood and provide healthy coping mechanisms.

Recognizing the importance of emotional support animals in promoting mental health, iPsych stands as a trailblazer in the Philippines, offering ESA certifications through a meticulous evaluation process conducted by a team of expert Psychiatrists and Psychologists. The clinic’s commitment to responsible certification practices ensures that individuals genuinely in need receive the support they require, contributing to an overall improvement in mental health and well-being across the nation.

Conditions we treat

At iPsych , we are dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate mental health care, addressing a wide range of conditions to support our clients on their journey to well-being. Our team of experienced and empathetic mental health professionals specializes in treating diverse mental health challenges, including anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, trauma-related conditions, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and more.


Bipolar:  Mood rollercoaster with intense highs (mania) and lows (depression). Requires tailored treatment for stability.

Depression: Persistent sadness, fatigue, and loss of interest. Treatable with therapy, medication, and support.

Anxiety: Overwhelming worry, restlessness, and tension. Manageable with therapy, coping strategies, and support.

Couples Counseling: Strengthen relationships, improve communication. Guided sessions foster understanding and connection.

Grief & Loss: Navigate emotional pain. Counseling supports healing, coping with loss, and finding resilience.




OCD: Intrusive thoughts, compulsive behaviors. Treatable with therapy, medication. Restoring balance for a calmer life.




What Our Patients Say?

I'm glad that I made the right choice by choosing iPysch, Inc. The iPsych team is very professional in their work; they make sure that their clients are receiving a high level of care and support. It's so easy to make an appointment and/or to reschedule your session too. They're so nice and considerate. Dr. Kathyrn Tan is the best doctor I've ever had, and I am eternally grateful for her being my support system. I feel safe with her; she gives me hope, and I'm really glad to have her as my psychiatrist. Taking care of mental health is a lifelong, day-to-day journey. It just feels great to have the right doctor, the right diagnosis, and the right medications. I highly recommend seeking their excellent service. It is beyond a 5-star rating.

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iPsych is a premier mental health clinic offering psychiatric and psychological services in the Philippines.

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Address: 1801 Centuria Medical Makati Century City Gen. Luna St, cor Salamanca, St. Brgy, Poblacion Makati, Metro Manila

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