I understand the place that you are in. I too only work during the school year and my coworkers would not have a clue that I have depression or that I go to therapy two times a week. I am not comfortable revealing it because there is a fear that I will be judged.
Like others have said, start by talking with your doctor honestly and he/she can direct you to a therapist if you would prefer to start there first. Its hard to have a nonsupportive family it really is, I have been in the process of building my own support system because the reality is my family doesn't understand. A therapist can be a huge support especially if you are feeling a lone or isolated.
Please let us know how we can support you. Let us know how you are doing.
I am another new member. I usually hang out on the migraine forum because I suffer from very severe ones. I have a wonderful family, 3 children (all 5 and under) and a loving wife. Because the migraines have ruined my quality of life and the ability to enjoy my family I have become severely depressed. I am curently taking Wellbutrin and Zoloft which help some. No meds can change the facts though. I am depressed because of the migraines and the doctors have not been able to find the right combination to get them under control. It is a vicious circle. The meds help but is depressing to think I might have to depend on them the rest of my life if no solution is found for the migraines.
I do not know one person who truly understands how sad it is to miss out on family things because they have to go to bed with a migraine or suddenly need a ride to ER because they can't take it anymore.
Sorry, didn't mean to ramble so much!