What is it REALLY like to be in a Ph.D. Counseling psychology program? I'm trying to do online research to get some insight on people's different personal experiences, but I can't seem to find much. Is it really gruesome and tedious and miserable as everyone makes all PhD programs out to be? Or is it actually enjoyable? Of course I know everyone's experience will be slightly different. I am just curious and would like to get some perspective and specifics about what an average day/week is like being in a program like this.