I'm resigned to the fact that I won't be getting any interviews or offers this application cycle. Disappointing, but moving on to focusing on my application weaknesses so I am a stronger candidate next time I apply. Planning to:
Retake the GRE: currently at a 157V/154Q/5.0, just feel like these verbal and quan scores are too low and can't compete. Need to get up in the 160s.
Get more research experience: I have a 3.9 undergraduate GPA, so I feel like I don't necessarily need to do a master's first (although I certainly wouldn't pass one up if I was extended an offer with funding), but all my research experiences besides my honors thesis have been short term (6 weeks, 1 semester, etc) and haven't resulted in any publications or major presentations. I need a research assistant position for 1-2 years with some publications and/or presentations to beef up my research qualifications.
Move to a bigger city near a university: I have 2 years experience in clinical/applied positions, but research needs some work and there are no opportunities to get this where I live. I need to go where the opportunities are.
Please let me know any other advice or suggestion anyone has for me. I'm mostly just getting it out here so I can accept that this is my situation and move on. I'm excited for the prospects of a research position, but disappointed I won't be returning to school next year. I was really looking forward to getting back into the classroom (I graduate in 2016).