I was pretty set on applying to PsyD and PhD programs until I came across this thread: Answer to: [what degree should I get MSW/MFT/MA or PsyD]. Looking at your ROI Now, I am not sure what to do at all. NO, I am not really interested in becoming a researcher or professor; ideally, I would like to assess and treat (using CBT) children/adolescents with anxiety disorders and OCD. I was under the impression that I could not do this with an MFT/MSW. My parents are also pushing for PsyD and PhD programs because they believe I'll make more money this way (even though they know I am not interested in becoming a researcher or professor). My parents are aware of how much PsyD programs can cost and are okay with paying for it (I, on the other hand, am not comfortable with it because I don't know if the price will be worth it in the end). Can anyone guide me in the right direction? I am so lost and stressed right now and don't know what to do.