It is time to reach out.
And a good start that you've made.
Keep the non-guilt feelings going. I was on something of a guilt trip for decades until a very caring Psycologist had many, many talks with me.
Keep the denial at bay - as you have - by saying you're sick.
My personal opinion only (and I am not a medical person) ... there were three different situations in my last 20-years where I needed to see a good counselor of some type. The first had to do with divorce, children, a father dying and my whole world coming down - financially and emotionally. I saw a qualified Psycologist for months (mostly weekly), and it was my best option ... and it worked well!
The second had to do with a crumbling relationship - and we went to see a couples counselor. As it turned out, it was not a good experience - the counselor was mediocre and my partner really didn't want to do it.
The third is in seeing a highly qualified Psycologist who deals with terminal patients. I saw him a year ago twice. I need to see him again now. And the beauty about it .... I am not in denial!!!
Neither are you - take that next step.
Again, my opinion only ... a good psycologist will very quickly know you need medication - even though they are not licensed to prescribe it. They may even have ideas of what type to suggest to an MD. But - a psycologist is much more likely to use the medication as a tool ... whereas the Psychiatrist (in my opinion) focuses far too much on the chemicals intended to go into your body.
Keep reaching .......