Frederick Road Veterinary Hospital
816 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
410-788-FRVH (3784)

Grief Counseling at Frederick Road Veterinary Hospital

As part of our ongoing mission to provide the best possible care to both our patients and our clients we are pleased to announce the start of a Grief Counseling Group here at Frederick Road Veterinary Hospital. Most of us consider our animals to be members of our family and many among us have experienced the hardship of having to say goodbye to a cherished companion animal. If you’re coping with the loss of a beloved pet, whether it’s recent or happened some time ago, you are not alone in your grief. The coordinator for the sessions will be Jess Balk-Huffines, MS, LCPC, an experienced grief counselor and one of our very own clients!

We’ll let her introduce herself:

“I am a licensed therapist and Baltimore County native that grew up in Florida, spent some time in Pennsylvania, then re-settled to the Catonsville area in 2009. I earned my Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Loyola in 2015. My main specialty is in grief counseling and I am passionate about helping those who experience the unfortunate loss of a pet. I’m absolutely thrilled to be partnering with FRVH to provide this much-needed space to process the feelings associated with losing our beloved companions. I have worked in crisis and group addictions treatment throughout the Baltimore and Columbia areas, and continue to maintain a small private practice in Pasadena, MD.  I am proud fur-parent to Sadie, my 7yo, sassy, three-legged, tortoiseshell cat and her “sister”, Socks, my 19yo, now-cuddly-previously-feral-fighter cat who is living a life of retirement at our home in Catonsville.”

Jess Balk-Huffines, MS, LCPC
Therapist, Addictions and Grief
Mid-Atlantic Neurology Consultants, Behavioral Health
8021 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122
Phone:  (443)380-3672

The sessions will typically take place once a month, on Saturdays from 1pm-2pm, all our clients are welcome! If you are interested in coming along please email us at frederickroadvet@yahoo.com or call us on 410-788-3784.