Hi Brandi... My name is Chuck, and I am one of the Global Moderators here on Anxiety Zone. I also live in Alabama, so welcome from a fellow Alabamian...
Brandi, unfortunately, many anxiety and/or depressive disorders are chronic conditions, what do require ongoing treatment. With the more chronic conditions, two forms of treatment that work the best are anti-depressant medication, and therapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
For myself, I see a psychiatrist, and she is in charge of my mental health needs. Psychiatrists are medical doctors, so they can provide you with a diagnosis, prescribe medication, and develop a treatment plan specific for your needs. I also see a therapist (psychologist), and she is teaching me cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). The combination of anti-depressant medications, and therapy, are working well for me.
Again, welcome to Anxiety Zone, Brandi. The very best to you!... Chuck