Fox Valley Institute
Dr. Laura Bokar
President & CEO
Dr. Laura Bokar is the President and CEO of Fox Valley Institute, an author, speaker and entrepreneur. She has been an individual, marital and family therapist for over two decades. She started Fox Valley Institute (FVI) in 2001 with one therapist (Dr. Laura). Since then, FVI has grown to a team of 22 and continues to seek highly qualified professionals to expand their services.
Dr. Laura’s team has been awarded numerous accolades for their distinguished work, some of which include: The Business Ledger 2007 Influential Women in Business Award, Finalist in the Naperville Chamber of Commerce 2006, 2007, and 2008 Small Business Awards; Jaycee’s 2006 Distinguished Service Award in the Health and Wellness category; and The Business Ledger 2005 Award for Business Excellence in the Emerging Entrepreneurial Company category.
Fox Valley Institute has a strong commitment to giving back to the community with their time, talent, and financial contributions. It is also important to us to give back to our profession by donating our time to teach and present at high schools, colleges, and universities. We also created a Graduate Intern Program to provide students the opportunity to learn clinical skills under the direction of a seasoned, licensed clinician.
Dr. Laura was featured in a special segment for ABC7 News Chicago entitled, “Hope and Help for Veterans”. Dr. Laura spoke on the healing affects that veterans can experience by engaging in Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT). Dr. Laura has been a guest on talk radio shows and a speaker for many organizations on various topics. She has authored and published several magazine and professional journal articles.
Dr. Laura 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, and an approved clinical supervisor. She is certified in Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) which is a safe, gentle and effective approach to dealing with trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), as well as Critical Incident Response.