I hope this is the right location for this thread. So after much deliberation, I've decided to embark on a second career in psychology. However, I'm not interested in accruing any debt just because the higher education system in this country determines that the more you pay for a degree, the more valuable it is. That's proven to be a fallacy. I have no interest in clinical research, however fascinating it is to read. My goal is straight-forward, one-on-on counseling. The prevailing opinions on this board suggest that pursuing a MA should be sufficient to open an private counseling practice. So my question is which programs are the most reputable and accredited? I assume that not all courses can be taken online if a practicum is required. Thanks for any input. And let me know if I'm off track on closing the door to a a Psy.D.