Is therapy a good career choice these days?
December 11, 2012 8:55 PM Subscribe
Is masters' level therapy a smart career choice right now?
posted by sunrisecoffee to Work & Money (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a psychology nerd who wants nothing more than to be a therapist. I'm about as sure about wanting this as one can be about any career. However, I have reservations. Regardless of my passion for psych/therapy, is this a good field to be getting into these days? Recent articles, i.e., the New York Times "'What Brand is Your Shrink'" article, have me scared.
Is therapy really a dying art? While I would prefer to do deep psychodynamic therapy, I'd also be OK with CBT and the like, but I worry that even that might soon fall out of favor.
Is it worth it to apply to grad school and work towards eventualy becoming a therapist? Will I ever be able to pay off my loans? Will I ever have a chance to practice psychodynamic therapy?