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Dr. Laura L. Bokar, LMFT, LCPC, ACS

Dr. Laura Bokar

Dr. Laura Bokar is the CEO of Fox Valley Institute; she brings twenty-five years of experience in the realm of family and marital therapy. Dr. Laura Bokar’s passion for helping people reach their greatest potential by encouraging growth in their lives and relationships was her premise in founding Fox Valley Institute (FVI) in 2001. Her vision has propelled Fox Valley Institute’s growth to a team of over twenty- five professionals. The team desires to service the community in promoting living a healthy and balanced lifestyle. FVI is recognized in the community for their expertise and the resources in the form of innovative therapies and evidence-based treatments they provide. FVI continually seeks to expand their services by bringing on additional experts in the field of behavioral health. Fox Valley Institute has been awarded numerous accolades for their distinguished work, including:

Dr. Laura Bokar has lent her expertise in a variety of forums. She was featured in a special segment on ABC7 News Chicago entitled “Hope and Help for Veterans” where she addressed the healing effects veterans may experience by engaging in Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT), a safe gentle and effective approach in dealing with trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Dr. Laura Bokar has been a guest on talk radio shows, a speaker for numerous organizations on a plethora of topics, authored magazine articles and has been published in a variety of journals. She is currently delving into the process of writing her first book.

Dr. Laura Bokar is an active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, American Counseling Association, and Illinois Counseling Association, the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association, Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. She sits on the Board of Directors for Loaves & Fishes and Kidsmatter. Former Board Member of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce (NACC) and the Illinois Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.

Dr. Laura Bokar received her Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision, and holds a Master’s Degree in Human and Child Development with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, as well as an Approved Clinical Supervisor. She is certified in RRT, as well as Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Critical Incident Response, Prepare/Enrich Pre-Post Marital Assessment, Primary Care Behavioral Health and Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Dr. Laura can be reached by phone at 630.718.0717, ext. 202 or email For immediate assistance to schedule an appointment, please connect with one of our Client Care Specialists at 630.718.0717, ext. 240.