Finding mental health support near me

I’ve come to the realization that I am in need of mental health support. It’s been a difficult process to admit this to myself, but I feel like it could be an important step on my journey towards wellbeing. Now, comes the more difficult task - where do I even start?

I have spent some time searching online for resources available near me, and while there is certainly a lot of helpful information out there, I’m still not sure about how to find reliable guidance and support in person. Are there local counseling services available? Do they accept insurance? What about free or affordable clinics?

It’s overwhelming trying to find answers to all these questions on my own. If anyone has had experience navigating these sorts of services in our area, any advice or insight would be appreciated!