Just curious if anyone on here is in the mental health field and has an opinion on the future, looking about three years out, of the LPC vs. LCSW utilization. I am more interested in psychology and biology of individuals vs. groups. If I was about 10 years younger I may go the full PhD route; however, time and money are now issues I think I would prefer studying Masters in Mental Health Counseling (or similar degree) vs Social Work. BUT a lot of internet research indicates that the later is more versatile and hired more often. I have seen legislation with the LPCs are seeking equal footing with the LCSW at the VA and with Medicare, which will probably help some. I guess that's the short of it - do you think the two licenses will be on equal footing in a few years? Any input here? Also I wouldn't mind teaching at the community college level or online adjunct at some point (I've worked from home for over 3 years now - and have taught skill related seminars which I enjoyed).