Sara Cole LPC CACIII NCC
This reply to your question if for informational purposes only and does not constitute treatment or therapy.
Yes, the counseling center at your school, I am going to assume college or university, may be able to help you. Stress can add up into a pretty intense anxiety in situations like this. That anxiety in turn can make it so uncomfortable to even think about the task/test/paper, let alone study or work on it, you just can't get started. This is a very common experience for students of all ages as well as for adults on deadlines.
Immediately contact the counseling center can get you set up with an appointment to try to address the barriers to getting started. Those barriers can be the anxiety I mentioned above or also having so much to do you don't know how to get started. Talking with a counselor to determine what are the barriers and ways to address them can often help.
The counseling center has to keep all you information private, so I hope that might help you feel less weird about going to see them. Also, if you think about it as getting help and assistance in order to do you best, that might help also. That is really what the college experience is all about, accessing help, knowledge, teaching, and new experiences in order to be a smarter, more educated version of you. Going to the counseling center to better understand how to manage your stress can be one important part of that experience.
Good luck with midterms!!