B. Lynn Macpherson, LCSW-C


How long and how many times a week is a typical session?

Sessions are usually 50 minutes. Most clients are seen once a week in the beginning, then, as time goes on, less frequently. The number of sessions depends upon your current needs.

How long will I be in counseling?

The length of time a client is in counseling depends on the nature of the problem and the goals of the counseling. Some clients have a very specific problem that can be worked through in a set course of counseling. For others, counseling is an on-going learning process and they choose to receive counseling for a longer period.

What if I want couples counseling, but my partner won't come?

Unfortunately, sometimes one partner is not as willing as the other to come in for counseling. However, I often find that it is possible to improve the relationship with just one person involved in counseling.

How much are your Fees and do you take insurance?  

My fees are comparable to other professionals.  I am an in-network provider with Blue Cross and Tricare insurances.  If you have out-of-network benefits, your insurance may cover 60-80% of your therapy.  Contact your insurance company to clarify your benefits. 

Do I need to take medications?

As a counselors and therapists, I am not legally allowed to prescribe medications. However, based on a joint assessment of problems you are facing, it may be advisable to consult with a psychiatrist to determine whether medication is warranted. I can refer you to a psychiatrist.


Frederick County Crisis Hotline                   301.662.2255 


National Institute of Mental Health      www.nimh.nih.gov


Sidran Institute  Trauma Recovery Resources  www.sidran.org


Public Resource Line    211


For parents living apart from their co-parent.   www.uptoparents.org

B. Lynn Macpherson, LCSW-C
22 East Second Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701

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