One of the easiest ways to get into counseling is to utilize your employer’s EAP (Employee Assistance Program). These provide many benefits including free therapy sessions. Ask your HR department if your company participates in this program.
Another helpful way to connect with a counselor is by going to www.psychologytoday.com. On this website, you will be able to search for local counselors by location, specialty, cost, insurance etc. You will also be able to see a photo and read an introduction written by the counselor themselves.
For more information about overcoming the stigma of therapy. Try these articles:
Stigma and Help Seeking
The Stigma of Psychotherapy
The Stigma Therapy
Stigma as a Barrier to Mental Health care