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From Surviving to Thriving: Sarah’s Story of Personal Growth with Victor

December, 27, 2023 / by Victor Staff

Hands holding HOPE

In life, we often encounter challenges that seem insurmountable, and it's during these moments of difficulty that we may seek help and support to navigate our way through. At Victor, our mission is to be a catalyst for sustained improvement in the lives of those we touch. We are committed to providing excellent services that truly change lives. This is a story of one such transformation, where Victor's services played a pivotal role in helping Sarah transition from a state of survival to one of thriving. 

The Struggle 

It all began when Sarah reached out to our Red Bluff office seeking support for her younger brother. Her dedication and passion to help her brother were undeniable, but what she didn't realize was that she needed support too. Caring for her sibling had taken a toll on her own well-being, and she had yet to process the traumas they had endured together. She was overwhelmed, reactive, suspicious, and skeptical, yet curious about the possibility of change. 

The Journey with Victor 

Victor suggested that she consider an assessment for herself, and although hesitant, she agreed. Week after week, Sarah faced challenges, from personal outbursts to physical confrontations, yet she kept returning, determined to make a change. Her journey was marked by two steps forward and one step back, but her perseverance remained constant. 

Over time, something remarkable happened. Sarah began to recognize the resilience within herself that had been there all along, but now she was intentionally harnessing it. Her reactivity transformed into accountability, caution turned into comfort, and skepticism evolved into optimism. Each session brought her closer to her true self. 

The Turning Point 

One significant turning point in her journey was when she agreed to try brainspotting, a therapeutic technique offered by Victor.  

"Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms. Brainspotting is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with Biolateral sound, which is deep, direct, and powerful yet focused and containing." (Source: brainspotting.com) 


With each session, the immense pressure Sarah had placed on herself began to dissipate. Her mental models shifted, focusing on her strengths rather than dwelling on past challenges. 

A New Beginning 

Today, Sarah is a shining example of the transformative power of Victor's services. She has deepened her understanding of herself and, in her own words, has cultivated something new: hope. Hope for herself, her future, and her dreams. Her commitment to her personal journey has enabled her to not only advocate for herself but also become a stronger advocate for the people in her life. 

From surviving the difficulties of her past, she has emerged as someone who is now thriving. Her original goal was survival, but through her determination and Victor's unwavering support, she has nurtured the skills she needs to thrive. 

If you're considering joining the Victor team, Sarah's success story serves as a powerful reminder of the incredible impact we make in the lives of those we serve. At Victor, we believe in the potential for positive change, not only in our clients but also in our dedicated team members. 

By becoming part of Victor, you have the opportunity to be a catalyst for sustained improvement, just like in Sarah's inspiring story. Working at Victor is not just a job; it's an opportunity to be part of a transformative mission. If you're passionate about making a real difference, if you believe in the power of resilience and hope, and if you're committed to personal growth and empowerment, Victor may be the perfect place for you. 

Join us in our mission to change lives, empower individuals, and create a brighter future for all. Together, we can inspire hope and drive lasting change.  


*Names have been changed to respect the privacy of the client. 


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Topics: Therapeutic Behavior Services, Staff Stories

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