I have been very depressed for months now and I also have AVPD. Just recently I have been kind of wanting to get my life back together but I am scared to go to therapy. I'm scared of calling the health region. I'm scared of being judged when I ask for help. I'm scared that they'll stick me in group therapy and I won't be able to talk. I'm scared that they'll just put me on medication and I'll have to live my life doped up all the time. I'm scared that I won't like the therapist and I won't be able to ask to get transferred to a different one. I'm scared to uncover things that I have spent so long trying not to think about. I'm scared that I will never get better. I'm scared that I will not be able to open up to a therapist. I'm scared of what people will think if they find out I go to therapy. I'm scared that I will cry in front of the therapist. I'm scared of leaving my house. I have to try it because I can't go on like this. Has anyone called a centralized intake place for psych patients rather than getting referred by a physician? I don't have a family physician right now so it's just easier to do it that way. If you have, what did you say and what kind of questions did they ask?