Levi Armstrong, Psy.D., M.S.PsyPharm
Clinical / Forensic Neuropsychologist
Since 2013, Dr. Levi Armstrong has provided clinical and forensic neuropsychology services to the greater northeast Texas area and local DFW community. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders, psychiatric disorders, traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, and all illnesses, diseases, injuries, and substances affecting cognition, emotions, and behavior. He routinely consults with neurologists, psychiatrists, general practitioners, nurse practitioners, public and private schools, parents/guardian's, attorneys, and as a court appointment expert on all matters related to normal versus abnormal brain development, differential diagnosis, and the standards of and science behind providing psychological treatment for children, teens, adults, and older adults.
Since receiving his own ADHD diagnosis in grad school, Dr. Armstrong has become particularly passionate about educating his patients, school systems, legal systems, and the public on all matters related to what the latest neuroscience research and psychological science has to say about neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, and other neurodevelopmental abnormalities/differences. Since 2014, he regularly teachers graduate courses in child/adolescent psychopathology, adult/geriatric psychopathology, lifespan development, abnormal human behavior, psychopharmacology, and advanced counseling skills as a full-time faculty professor at Amberton University (in Dallas). Using his clinical and teaching experience, he routinely shares his resources and expertise with patients, parents, teachers, school administrators, attorneys/judges, legislators, and clinicians on all matters related to normal versus abnormal brain development and functioning.
Dr. Armstrong's educational background includes earning a bachelor's of science in Health/Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University (College Station); a master of arts in psychology (professional counseling emphasis) from the University of the Rockies (Colorado Springs); a doctorate of clinical psychology (neuropsychology specialty training track/concentration) from the University of the Rockies (Colorado Springs), successful defense of a formal dissertation researching the effects of sleep apnea on brain functioning; and a post-doctoral master's of science in clinical psychopharmacology from Fairleigh Dickenson University (New Jersey). He also completed a formal 1-year, APPIC - approved, pre-doctoral internship in clinical neuropsychology in Dallas and a formal 2 - year post-doctoral residency (meeting Houston Conference training standards) in lifespan neuropsychology (clinical/forensic) and simultaneously gained experience working with public school systems under the supervision of a doctoral-level licensed specialist of school psychology (LSSP).
Dr. Armstrong is happily married to his best friend and beautiful wife, Leah (who is the COO of Integra). They have two amazing kids (ages 8 & 5) and two family dogs (Lucy and Leroy) who keep them very busy! In his free time, Dr. Armstrong prefers spending time with his family, helping coach his kid's youth sports teams, and has several hobbies including music production/singing/songwriting, watercolor painting, fly fishing, and astronomy/astrophotography. He and his wife are proud to be active community members in Wylie, Texas and hope to continue expanding their practice to serve the local community as a centralized hub for access to expert-level psychological testing and compassionate mental health treatment for every individual in need of help regardless of their financial status, cultural background, sexual orientation, or religious/political beliefs.
Rachael Taliancich, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Rachael Taliancich is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Registered Play Therapist (RPT) having earned her bachelor’s in Business Administration at The University of Texas at Dallas and her master’s in Professional Counseling at Amberton University and is a member of the American Counseling Association, Texas Counseling Association, and Association for Play Therapy. Rachael grew up as an “army brat” moving repeatedly throughout childhood and adolescence which helped her develop an appreciation for other cultures and perspectives. Exposure to these varied experiences fueled the belief everyone deserves to feel heard, respected, understood, and cared for.
Many individuals change careers at least three times in their lifetimes, and Rachael is no exception. She began her young career in information technology and then made a complete change as a childcare provider and administrator. Her love for helping children and their families develop and grow was ignited with this experience. Working with families influenced her holistic counseling approach by seeing that individuals do not operate in isolation but rather are interconnected members of their families and larger systems. We are influenced by and have strengths and challenges related to these systems.
Rachael is now in her third and final career helping to facilitate growth and healing for others. With you as the expert in your own experience, Rachael works to build a collaborative partnership based on acceptance, compassion, empathy, and trust providing counseling, coaching, neurofeedback, and play therapy services to children, adolescents, parents, and adults.
Rachael lives in Wylie with her husband, daughter, two energetic dogs, and has two wonderful adult step-kids. In her free time, she enjoys having fun and meaningful connections with friends and family, watching too much TV, reading a good book, and trying (and sometimes succeeding) in training her dogs with hopes of one day being able to incorporate a therapy dog into the therapeutic process.
Maria Lippart, PsyD
Provisionally Licensed Psychologist &
Post-Doctoral Neuropsychology Resident
Supervised by Dr. Armstrong
Dr. Maria Lippart is a provisionally licensed psychologist and post-doctoral neurospsychology resident supervised by Dr. Armstrong. She was raised on the East Coast due to her father’s career, but her family has Texas roots, and she moved back to Texas as soon as she could. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in marketing with a minor in communications from Messiah University in Mechanicsburg, PA. In addition to taking classes for her major, Maria enjoyed studying voice, guitar, and piano; DJ’ing at the radio station, writing for the college paper, and being involved in theatrical productions. After raising three daughters with her husband Barry, who pastored for 25 years, Maria changed from a career with a defense contractor, to working in higher education. During this time, she returned to college, obtaining a Master of Arts in Professional Development from Amberton University. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA). Maria has a special place in her heart for teenagers and young adults, having worked in youth ministry for many years. She and her husband volunteered at a juvenile facility that housed youth with mental health problems. They also volunteered at a men’s prison and have a heart for those that have come through difficult circumstances. Maria’s counseling philosophy is to develop a holistic, integrative plan with the client tailored to the individual’s specific needs and goals. She is looking forward to working with clients of all ages and backgrounds at Integra. In their free time, Maria and her husband enjoy eating out, watching Hallmark movies, riding motorcycles, and being outside with their animals. Maria also likes working out, reading books, and writing songs or stories.