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Jared U. Balmer

Executive Director, WayPoint Academy

Jared Balmer is a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in work with adolescents and their families. He attended Brigham Young University and completed a M.Ed. in educational psychology and a Ph.D. in marriage and family therapy.


He is the cofounder of Rivendell Psychiatric Hospital, Island View RTC, the Oakley School, and the Aspen Institute for Behavioral Assessment, and he is the co-owner of WayPoint Academy, a specialized residential treatment facility for adolescent boys suffering from the effects of anxiety and related disorders. Jared grew up in Switzerland and currently lives in Utah. He is married with three children and three grandchildren.

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Kissing Frogs

Helping Youths Overcome Impasses and Challenges Through Customized Storytelling

Throughout the history of the world, different cultures have used stories to teach valuable life lessons. We still use many of these parables today to teach valuable lessons to our children. In Kissing Frogs, Dr. Jared Balmer shows parents how to weave fascinating, personalized fairy tales that will not only…

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