Fox Valley Institute believes that education is important for one’s personal growth. Below you will find a list of articles that we have compiled or have been written by Dr. Laura Bokar.

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Pain and What Your Body May Really Be Telling You
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50 million Americans, 20% of the population, live with chronic pain. Physicians may refer patients to psychologists that specialize in pain management as part of a multimodal treatment plan, following a standardized comprehensive evaluation. Considering the emotional, psychological, and social elements of chronic pain, cognitive-behavioral therapies enable those with chronic pain to develop coping mechanisms to help boost function, improve mood, manage pain and advocate for themselves.

Are you Dealing with Chronic Illness
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Many of us believe in the adage that states that if you’ve got your health, you’ve got everything. However, unexpected health changes can happen to any of us. As our health status changes, our lives can continue to be rich and full while being different. 

What Everyone Ought to Know About Neuropsychology
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Dr. Alford explains that neuropsychological assessments are a specialized form of psychological testing that provides more information on how certain neurological conditions affect mental health and functioning of the nervous system. These assessments are more comprehensive, offering insight into overall cognitive processes. They can also evaluate underlying neurological or neurodevelopmental disorders and allow for a more complete treatment plan.

5 Ways to Prevent an Affair
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In my twelve years of counseling at Fox Valley, I still hear clients say, “we were just friends” and “it just sort of happened.” I find many couples don’t recognize the warning signs. You can heal from an affair and create a marriage richer than before. I’ve seen this in countless relationships in my twelve years of practice. –Suzanne W. Keenon MA, LCPC

Is Love Enough to Make a “Good Marriage”?
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We may not have a road map that navigates our relationships in life; however, we can develop healthy habits that sustain them. These habits are applicable for all marriages, at any stage, whether you are newlywed or your relationship is entering its twilight years.

Create the Marriage You Desire or Life Will Do It for You
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Many experiences in our lives make us feel happy and sad. Our relationships have the ability to allow us to enjoy happiness and find fulfillment. With marriages being the most important relationship in our lives, we need to know more about how to design the relationships we desire and not solely rely on what we learned from our parents.