Hi! I am from India and I am looking at pursuing my doctoral studies in psychology in the USA or Canada.I have completed my Masters in psychological counselling in India and would have about 1.2 to 1.5 years of work experience in school counselling and EAP.Prior to that I have had internship experience(Masters level practicum hours)of about 1 year in different sectors of counselling to gain an understanding of how things work. I have been trying to find PsyD in counselling psychology programs but have learned that there are very few that are accredited(correct me if I'm wrong).Can someone please clear these questions so I have a better understanding of whether I should take up doctoral studies in the US at all. 1.Are there any funded PsyD counselling programs?If so,info on such colleges would be very helpful. 2.Is it true that most people who want to get into a sub-field of counselling like MFT stop at their Masters level. I have been told that clients prefer and can afford a MFT therapist over a counselling psychologist? 3.Is it true that APA does not accredit counselling programs?what is the accreditation that I should be looking for?is it ACA? 4.what are the sort of jobs a counselling psychologist would get on completion of the program and what would be the remuneration? 5.I am trying to keep my options open.I do not have a research background or a clinical background but I am willing to take up some extra courses for the same.would it be wise or would I even get accepted into a clinical PsyD program or counselling PhD program(due to availability of funding)?I was thinking about a clinical PsyD program/counselling PhD with a dissertation concentrated on family and marriage. 6.A clinical psychologist from California had suggested i look up programs in India or Asia due to the difficulties in getting a VISA and the finances as I intend to work in the US if i graduate from an American college.I have also been reading about the huge debts you end up with after the program which scares me a little bit.Is it true that it takes awfully long to clear out your debts?I am currently 23 and I'm looking at 2016 fall intake.would it be safe to assume that I would finish my doctoral studies and licensure exam by 2021 IF i do get into a good program? my questions might be repeated and I'm very sorry for that!But I am extremely confused!I have tried to find some threads for international students trying to pursue their grad studies in psychology but haven't been too successful.any suggestions? Any help would be great! Thanks a lot!