I agree. Getting mental health assistance is just the same as getting physical health assistance. Professionals know what they are doing.
No! No! No! Mental health treatment, is SO
much less advanced or effective, than "physical" health, that we are basically still in the psychiatric Dark Ages. Beware of antidepressants: going off them is worse than going off crack. Also watch out for some anti-psychotics, like Risperdal and Serequel. They cause some extreme side effects.
That being said, a therapist might be helpful.