Therapy is not scary. Even I was skeptical about whether the therapist would hurt me more and cross my boundaries before I actually attended my first session.
Not all therapy institutions are good. Many are unaffordable. Not all doctors understand and prioritize mental health. The first time I tried to approach help with my mental health was when I was 15 years old. It took a lot of courage for me to approach them but the response I got pushed me further into my shell.
I had formed a thought that therapists are not good when it comes to practical life but later since 2018, when I started my self-love journey, read more about metal health and procedures related to it, followed pages related to it on social media and educated myself more about it, I understood that even therapists and their behavior, personality and approach towards their work differs and that not every therapist suits every client.
The second time I approached help from another mental health institution when I was on the verge of dying, I found the help I needed. I finally found the kind of therapist that could give me a healthy and detached response regarding everything we discuss. I like the comforting environment of the institution. I become nervous in every session but therapy helps me in many ways. I am adapting slowly that it is not scary.