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Welcome to Fox Valley Institute

Fox Valley Institute is a leading provider of mental health 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 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 at 630-718-0717 ext. 240, or email us at

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


Click below to watch videos featuring our Fox Valley Institute therapists:
Erin’s Law Discussion
Coparenting: Dealing With Separation Or Divorce
Communication: Building Better Relationships
Communication: Conflict Resolution In Relationships
Family Matters: Ways To Cope With Pandemic Stress
Family Matters: Family Communication throughout COVID 19 and Stressful Times
Learn ways to cope with stress and anxiety brought by the COVID-19 Pandemic
Healthy And Appropriate Boundaries With Children
Fear of Children Failing
Recognizing Emotions And Controlling Them
Anxiety With Remote Learning
Isolation And Lack Of Support In Remote Learning
Child & Adolescent Issues: Social Media Addiction
Toxic Parenting
Self-Care and Coping Skills
Coping When You Experience Grief or Trauma
Helping Children Face Grief




Offering Psychological & Neuropsychological Testing 




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


Dr. Bokar on The River 95.9 with Scott Mackay for Red Ribbon Week

Dr. Bokar on The River 95.9 with Scott Mackay

ABC7 Chicago – “Hope & Help For Veterans”


Suicide Prevention Lifeline


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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