Empowering clients to gain awareness of their thoughts, emotions and behaviors while learning evidence-based coping strategies to promote emotional health and symptom relief.

Our Practice

Mental health services conveniently located in central Dallas


Jamie Pederson, LCSW and Dr. Tabatha Chansard co-founded Dallas Emotional Health to serve clients
in the Dallas/Forth Worth area who are struggling with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, parenting concerns,
behavioral difficulties, and other emotional challenges. As licensed therapists with specializations in Cognitive Behavioral
Therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based practices, Jamie Pederson and Dr. Chansard believe in empowering clients to
manage their emotional health through the knowledge and implementation of increased, targeted, and self-supportive coping skills.
Dallas Emotional Health offers treatment to patients across the lifespan: Dr. Chansard specializes in the treatment of
children and adolescents
and Jamie Pederson specializes in working with adolescents and adults.

With offices in the One Energy Square Building in the Park Cities, Dallas Emotional Health is conveniently located for clients
from Highland Park, University Park, Preston Hollow, Lake Highlands, Lakewood, Knox/Henderson, Uptown and Downtown.

Our Therapists

Tabatha Chansard, PhD

Dr. Chansard is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for a variety of emotional and behavioral difficulties. Dr. Chansard completed additional training specializing in the treatment of childhood disorders and is passionate about her work with children, adolescents, and young adults.

Dr. Chansard received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the APA-accredited program at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where she served as Chief Resident.  Dr. Chansard subsequently completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship at Therapy Dallas, further specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders.

Dr. Chansard offers individual therapy and parent consultations utilizing evidence-based treatment modalities. Dr. Chansard seeks to work empathically and collaboratively with patients, their families, and other health care providers to provide comprehensive care to reduce symptoms, increase self-awareness, and promote emotional wellness.  Dr. Chansard is also the author of Conquer Anxiety Workbook for Teens, and Ultimate Self-Love Workbook for Teen Girls.

Dailyn Acosta, PhD, PMH-C, IMH-E

Dr. Acosta is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides individual therapy services to adults. Dr. Acosta has specialized training and experience working with various populations – NICU, perinatal mental health, women’s health and wellness across the lifespan, among other areas of clinical and health psychology; she also has expertise in supporting healthcare providers in building resilience and improving their well-being. Dr. Acosta integrates principles from multiple evidence-based theories and interventions with the goal of tailoring therapy to each client’s needs.  Services are offered in English and in Spanish.

Dr. Acosta received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Notre Dame and completed her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the APA-accredited program at UT Southwestern Medical Center. During her training, she served in various medical specialty areas addressing women’s emotional and behavioral health concerns, from oncology to obstetrics, gynecology, and perinatal issues. Dr. Acosta completed her postdoctoral fellowship with the Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She is an endorsed infant mental health specialist and certified in the specialty of perinatal mental health from Postpartum Support International. Dr. Acosta has presented her grant-funded research at national and international conferences, published in peer-reviewed journals, and co-authored textbook chapters.

Jamie Pederson, LCSW

Jamie Pederson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) specializing in the treatment of adults and adolescents with anxiety disorders, depression, anger management, relationship stressors and/or transitions and other emotional and behavioral difficulties. She is a specialist in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based practices including Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT).

Jamie achieved her Master of Social Work degree from New York University and completed post-graduate fellowships at both New York Behavioral Health and Therapy Dallas.

Though trained in evidence-based practices, Jamie believes strongly in the power of a multi-orientation approach. Jamie will choose the appropriate therapeutic intervention to address treatment goals as well as promote emotional insight and increased awareness of behavioral patterns.

Click here to learn more about Jamie Pederson, LCSW on Psychology Today.

Dennis Burchette, PhD

Dr. Burchette is a postdoctoral psychology fellow with specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He brings a wealth of experience through his background of working with a diverse population of children, adolescents, and young adults in both clinical and medical settings.

Dr. Burchette received his doctoral degree from the APA-accredited Clinical Psychology program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and his bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville. During his graduate training, he worked with a range of patients presenting with comorbid physical and mental health concerns in a variety of settings. Dr. Burchette has extensive experience treating clients with various concerns including depression, anxiety, other mood disorders, trauma, pain management, and relationship and behavioral difficulties.

Dr. Burchette approaches therapy with a warm, accepting, non-judgmental, supportive, and collaborative nature to help achieve treatment goals. Dr. Burchette is passionate in his work with children, adolescents, and young adults, and he works to ensure an environment conducive for clients to move at their pace through their emotional wellness journey.

What we treat

Our licensed professional therapists treat a variety of emotional and behavioral issues


Individual therapy for the treatment of anxiety disorders, including:

  • Specific phobias
  • Generalized anxiety
  • Separation anxiety
  • OCD


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Individual therapy for the treatment of depression and mood disorders, including:

  • Relationship stressors
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Other


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Individual therapy with parent collaboration for treatment of disorders usually diagnosed in childhood, including:

  • ADHD
  • Social skills distress
  • Learning differences


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Help navigating emotional and/or behavioral challenges with children, including:

  • Behavioral modification
  • Limit setting
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Parent relationship


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New Clients

What to expect during your initial phone consultation and first appointment

To get started, please call 214-292-6636 or visit our Contact Page and we will do our best to get back
to you within one business day (M-Th). During our initial phone consultation, we will schedule your first
appointment, review payment options and provide you with log in information for our Client Portal where
you can complete new client paperwork before your first appointment.


The purpose of your first appointment is to determine goodness of fit for ongoing therapy. We will
spend time at the beginning of session reviewing your completed paperwork before addressing the
reasons for your visit. If we both agree that we’d like to initiate treatment, we will discuss schedules and
determine a path for moving forward.

Existing Clients

To review, complete or modify your paperwork, please sign onto our secure Client Portal using the
appropriate link below. The Client Portal also allows you to view, modify, or cancel your
appointments outside of the 48 hour window in compliance with the cancellation policy.



Monday-Thursday: 8:00am – 5:30pm
After hour appointments may be available upon request.


Our office is on the second floor of the One Energy Square Building on Greenville Avenue and University Blvd. We are conveniently located in Central Dallas with close proximity to the Park Cities (Highland Park and University Park), Uptown, West Village, Lakewood, Lake Highlands and North Dallas neighborhoods.


Parking is free and available in the large lot in front of the building. Parking tickets ares validated at either the front desk of Suite 200 or with your individual therapist.  For assistance with directions, please contact general reception at 214-292-6636.


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Have a question or want to schedule an appointment? Call, email or fill out the form below and someone from our team will do their best to respond within one business day (M-Th).

If you have a clinical emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.