Sometimes we know the answer when we ask a question. You say that you are anxious a lot and even get panic attacks. That’s reason enough to seek out some professional help. You don’t have to solve your problems on your own. If you could do it, you would have done so already.
You will not be wasting a therapist’s time. The first few meetings with a therapist are used to assess the situation. If the therapist thinks you don’t need help, they will tell you. The recommendation may be for just a few sessions to give you peace of mind or it may be for some ongoing help to learn ways to manage your anxiety. You and the therapist will work together to decide what you want to do within your budget and/or insurance.
Meanwhile, I do suggest you do some research on anxiety. You will find that you are not at all alone in your struggle. Almost 19 percent of Americans deal with anxiety every year. Cognitive behavioral therapy has been found to be highly effective in giving people relief.
I wish you well.