I would suggest working on paying off the debt yourself, and only using a debt consolidation company as a last resort.
A debt consolidation company is simply going to talk with your creditors, pay the debts off for you, and then have you pay them one monthly payment - in other words, they are effectively buying your existing debts from other creditors and creating one loan for you to pay.
While they may often lower the interest rate (which sounds great), to actually get to a meaningfully lower payment, they will likely need to increase the loan length, which means that you will likely end up paying more interest that if you attack the debt and pay it off yourself.
I would suggest contacting your creditors and asking them if they can lower your interest rates. If you are behind on some, or all, of the payments, ask them if they might be able to lower the minimum payments - if they can do that, at least you might not rack up missed payments (which can severely affect your credit) and late fees (which only compound the situation). They might be able/willing to work with you and they might not, but you won't know until you ask. But most creditors would rather get something than nothing, so they may be more willing to work something out with you than you think.
You can always go through a debt consolidation company if you are ultimately unable to pay off the debts yourself, but once you have consolidated with a company, you may be pretty much stuck.
Now for a little "tough love" - you need to work on the underlying issue of why you have the debt in the first place. In other words, getting the debt paid off is one thing (and a vital step). However, not getting back into debt (or at least things that are generally perceived as "bad" debt such as credit cards) is another thing. All you are doing if you consolidate the debt is moving it - you can't get rid of the debt just by moving it around over and over. You have to attack the problem at its core, which is a combination of paying off the debt you have already accumulated and not getting into a similar situation again. If you don't fix the underlying problem, you will find yourself right back in the same spot and it will be a never ending cycle.
Hope this helps, and best of luck.
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