Hello, and thank you for your question:
What you are describing is pretty common among college students (at least those who care about their futures). You are going through a life-stage right now of trying to understand what you are supposed to be doing in life and how you are to accomplish goals. These are very common fears, and I see many college students with similar anxieties. Chances are too, that you have a parent or older sibling with anxiety and you learned to be anxious from them.
The good news is that you don’t have to live with your overwhelming fears. There are specialists who can help you pretty quickly. Sometimes you need medications, but the more rapid “fix” is proper techniques of breathing, challenging these nasty thoughts that take you into some terrible place, and talking with someone who knows how to help you.
School counselors can help, but unless they specialize in anxiety disorders, they may not know the “shortcuts” to getting you better the quickest way. You can even find help with CDs that help you de-stress and master your anxiety. Websites such as The Stress Masters have these.
Although you are on break, you might get a few sessions in with a professional who can give you some ways to conquer your anxiety. Usually just 4 -6 sessions can do the trick. Check out therapists in your area at Psychology Today.
I hope this helps,
Dr. Diana Walcutt