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Welcome to Fox Valley Institute

Fox Valley Institute is a leading provider of psychiatry and numerous counseling services, including individual, children, adolescent, marriage, family and group counseling. Our team also provides life coaching and psychological testing.

We provide careful assessment, support and high-quality counseling for you as you seek to understand and manage your life. The specialties of our team comprised of a clinical neuropsychologist, clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, social workers and clinical therapists will help ensure you receive the best possible counseling. We will support, inform and challenge you to better manage your life and relationships. At Fox Valley Institute, we want to serve as your complete resource for personal growth and wellness.

Our simple and straightforward approach is empathetic, nonjudgmental and interpersonal. But most importantly, it’s centered around you. Fox Valley Institute will get to know you and build a relationship with you. We will strive to help you understand yourself and the roots of your problems, to identify and change negative behaviors and patterns, and to develop more effective strategies for coping. Nobody should face their challenges alone, and Fox Valley Institute wants you to know we’re always here to help.

If you’d like to know more about our services, please call us at any time or email us at

Dr. Laura L. Bokar,
Fox Valley Institute for Growth and Wellness
Naperville, Illinois


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Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce – “Business Success in 2016”


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Meet Dr. Laura Bokar

Dr. Laura Bokar

Dr. Laura L. Bokar

As a doctor of education and a marriage and family therapist, I’ve enjoyed helping people to better manage both their lives and relationships. Through my work, I’ve noticed a growing desire for more deeply satisfying lives, families, and careers. I created Fox Valley Institute to meet the needs of people like you—people who want to grow personally and professionally.

Here at Fox Valley Institute we set a precedence of providing innovative methods of treatment along with traditional counseling services.   We have found incorporating these non-traditional treatments to be more effective over a shorter period of time.  They help eliminate the negative effects of your past experiences, traumas and distorted beliefs.  This is all done without you having to relive the past or feel the pain from the traumatic event(s).

Our approach is empathic, nonjudgmental and interpersonal.  Most importantly, it’s about you!  Nobody should face their challenges alone.  Fox Valley Institute is here to help support, inform, and challenge you to reach your greatest potential.

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