Welcome New Clients!

Welcome to I Choose Change Counseling Center!

Schedule online, email into our office, or give our scheduling staff a call. We have several options depending on your budget, insurance, and issue. Browse our counselor bios or talk through options with our scheduling staff. (Your calls are confidential.)

Once you’ve scheduled an appointment, you’ll receive a login to your private client portal. There, you will fill out new client paperwork and manage your appointment session times with your counselor. Your clinician will review this paperwork prior to your first appointment.

Our office is open by appointment only as we do not have front desk staff. Please contact our office to schedule; walk-ins are not accepted.

Schedule Online:

Reach our office by phone, text, email, or online.

Phone or Text: 214-547-1318
Email: info@ichoosechange.com

New Client Paperwork:

We are a 100% paperless and virtual office, and once you’re booked into our online system, you’ll receive an email with your online intake to complete prior to your first appointment. However, if you feel more comfortable filling out paper intake forms, we will have them for you in our office when you arrive. They will be uploaded into your HIPAA compliant client portal, and then shredded (therefore, we highly recommend online forms).

We’re Accepting New Clients:

Allen Office
1514 N. Greenville Ave., Suite 310
Allen, Texas 75002-1205

Please note, our Allen office is a little tricky to find. Our complex is across from St. Jude’s Church on North Greenville Avenue, between Stacy Rd. and Exchange Pkwy. You’ll see two white buildings facing Greenville Ave. – we are located in the white building behind those two white buildings. See picture below:

McKinney Office
107 1/2 S. Tennessee
McKinney, Texas 75069

Our McKinney is a bit hard to find, too! It’s just above Emporium Pies, and right next to “Groovy” on the historic downtown McKinney Square. Walk right past Emporium Pies and see the door that goes straight up to our I Choose Change office. (Don’t forget to get the office door code before you arrive!)

Virtual Office
Whereever you want!

Teletherapy is as easy as having an internet connection and a device to connect. Schedule video appointments just as you would an in-office appointment.

The Fine Print:

SESSION FEES:

Counselor fees range from $85 to $165. To know if a counselor meets your specific issue, you can visit our clinician team page by clicking here. Our scheduling staff will also be able to schedule you with a counselor that both meets your needs and meets your budget.

When we are required for legal reasons such as appearing in court, copying records, or testifying, our hourly fee is $200 per hour for any amount of work performed including copies, drive time, wait time, depositions, and court proceedings.

INSURANCE:

Some of our counselors accept BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD (BCBS) and UNITED HEALTHCARE. We are also out-of-network for all other plans and are happy to give you a superbill for services for you to submit for reimbursement with your provider.

FORMS OF PAYMENT:

Fees are due at the time of service. Our office takes Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Health Savings Accounts (HSA), Debit Cards, Checks or Cash.  All checks should be made out to “I Choose Change.” All checks returned unpaid will be subject to a $25 administrative and processing fee.

**Please note that no-shows and cancellations not made 24 hours in advance by telephone will be billed at the full rate of your session. You are expected to make your appointment as arranged, and waiving this fee will be decided on a case-by-case situation.

Clinician Fees & Specialties

Allen Office

Denise Martinez, M.A., LPC
Adults | Teens | Couples | Families|  | Gottman Level III
INSURANCE: BCBS & United Healthcare
Fee: $125

Cyrus Lightsey, LMSW
Adolescents | Teens | Anxiety | Self-Esteem | Grief & Loss | Relationships
INSURANCE: N/A
FEE: $85

Amanda Myers, M.Ed., LPC, RPT
Children (ages 3-8) | Play Therapy | Parent Training | ADHD | Anxiety | Grief & Loss
INSURANCE: BCBS & United Healthcare
FREE: $135

Shab Behzad, M.S., LPC
Children (ages 3-8) | Child Therapy | Parent Training | Anxiety | Trauma | Grief & Loss
INSURANCE: Awaiting paneling with United HealthCare and Blue Cross Blue Shield
FEE: $125

Roshasta Brandon, LPC Associate
Adolescents | Teens| Child Therapy | Play Therapy| Anxiety | Self-Esteem | Grief & Loss | LGBTQ | Cognitive Behavior Therapy
INSURANCE: N/A
FEE: $85

Renee Good, Counselor Intern
Teens | Adults | Substance Use | Recovery | Anxiety | Depression | Grief & Loss | LGBTQ | Self-Esteem
INSURANCE: N/A
FEE: $45

Mary Potenti, M.A., LMFT, ATR
Adults | Couples | Trauma | Anxiety | Substance Use | Depression | Communication
INSURANCE: Awaiting paneling with BCBS & United Healthcare
Fee: $155

McKinney Office

Elisa Swartz, M.S., LPC
Adults, and Couples | Personal growth | Healthy relationships/Boundaries | Infertility/Parenting | Divorce/Remarriage/Blending families| Career Struggles| Grief | LGBTQ
FEE: $125

Kandice King, M.S., LPC
Children & Teens (ages 10-17) | Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder | Oppositional Defiant Disorder | Self-harming behaviors | LGBTQ
FEE: $125

Megan Novak, LCDC-I
Adults | Substance Use| Borderline Personality Disorder| Anxiety | ADHD | Autism Spectrum Disorder | LGBTQ | CBT | DBT
INSURANCE: N/A
FEE: $85

Virtual Office

Jennifer Slingerland Ryan, PhD., LPC-S
Adults | Couples | CBT | Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) | Gottman Level III
INSURANCE: BCBS
Fee: $155

Mer MacGowan, Counselor Intern
Teens | Adults| Anxiety | Depression| Greif & Loss | Personal Growth| CBT |
INSURANCE: N/A
FEE: $45

Denise Martinez, M.A., LPC
Adults | Teens | Couples | Families|  | Gottman Level III
INSURANCE: BCBS & United Healthcare
Fee: $125

Renee Good, Counselor Intern
Teens | Adults | Substance Use | Recovery | Anxiety | Depression | Grief & Loss | LGBTQ | Self-Esteem
INSURANCE: N/A
FEE: $45

Krystal Pennington, M.S., LPC Associate, LMFT Associate
Adolescents, Teens, Adults, Couples, and Families | Personal growth | Healthy relationships/Boundaries | Anxiety | Depression | Cancer Diagnosis
FEE: $125

Elisa Swartz, M.S., LPC
Teens, Adults, and Couples | Personal growth | Healthy relationships/Boundaries | Infertility/Parenting | Divorce/Remarriage/Blending families| Career Struggles| Grief | LGBTQ
FEE: $125

Kandice King, M.S., LPC
Children & Teens (ages 8-17) | Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder | Oppositional Defiant Disorder | Self-harming behaviors | LGBTQ
FEE: $95

Jennifer Rodgers, M.A., CCRP, LPC
Families | Kids | Teens | Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) | Perinatal Depression
INSURANCE: BCBS & United Healthcare
FEE: $125

Megan Novak, LCDC-I
Adults | Substance Use| Borderline Personality Disorder| Anxiety | ADHD | Autism Spectrum Disorder | LGBTQ | CBT | DBT
INSURANCE: N/A
FEE: $85

Kerri Heintz, M.S., LPC Associate 
Adults | Adolescents | Self Acceptance | Boundaries | Depression | Anxiety | LGBTQ
Supervised by Keri Riggs, LPC-S
FEE: $85

Mary Potenti, M.A., LMFT, ATR
Adults | Couples | Trauma | Anxiety | Substance Use | Depression | Communication
INSURANCE: Awaiting paneling with BCBS & United Healthcare
Fee: $155

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