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Company Newsletter

A quarterly update

July 2021

Managing Stress During Fireworks Season

As July rolls around, several of the staples of summer have started to pop up. One literal example of this is fireworks. For many individuals fireworks are one of the most exciting parts of season, but for those who experience symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, autism, and many other disorders that may have higher chances of sensory overload, firework shows can be stressful events. For these individuals, finding successful coping skills that help them manage their triggers is essential and sometimes small adjustments can make a huge difference. In an article on coping with sensory overload, Barbara Webster lists a few examples of adjustments that can be made to make the occasion less stressful. For those with sensitivities to sound, Barbara suggests using earplugs and having a fan running for extra background noise. If an individual does start to get overwhelmed, she suggests moving to a quiet room, practicing some mindful breathing, and using a cold compress on the forehead. For more tips on managing stress during firework season, visit the site above or check out this article by confidentialrecovery.com

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Managing stress and anxiety during fireworks season

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Services Offered

Dixon Social Interactive Services offers a wide variety of different services to assist the needs of the diverse communities we serve.

Adult Services:

  • Outpatient Services:

    • Motivational Interviewing

      • Transactional Analysis

    • Personality Disorders

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    • Reaction Emotive Therapy

    • Music Therapy

    • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

    • Medication Management

  • Group Therapy

    • Peer Support Services

    • Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Treatment (SAIOP)

    • Substance Abuse Comprehensive Outpatient Treatment (SACOT)

    • Sex Offender Group Treatment

    • Community Support Team

Child & Family Services:

  • Day Treatment Services

  • Alcohol & Drug Prevention Services

  • Intensive In-home Services

  • Positive Parenting Program (Triple-P)

  • Meditation Management Services

  • Outpatient Services:

    • Play Therapy

    • Art Therapy

    • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

    • Bullying

    • Child & Family Integrated Therapy

  • We also offer a wide array of psychological assessments & couples therapy. For a complete list, please visit our website

Upcoming Events

Date: September 26th, 2021

Time: 6pm

Location: Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, 421 S. Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Highlights Concepts Fashion Show

Date: October 25th, 2021

TIme: TBD

Location: TBD

With special guest: NFL Player Tim Tebow

Aces for Autism

Get to Know the CEO

A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON MR. BARRY DIXON

One of the best ways to get to know a company is by getting to know its founders and CEO. I met with Mr. Barry Dixon over lunch to discuss a bit about his background and how Dixon Social Interactive Services came to be the company it is today. Mr. Dixon, a former military brat, was originally born in Chicago, IL. Having moved around with the military, the family settled in Farmville, NC. Growing up, he and family were very involved within the community with his parents and siblings being educators and his father serving as an athletics coach. This involvement allowed Mr. Dixon to continuously be meeting people from all different walks of life.

Mr. Dixon attended East Carolina University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in sociology, with a minor in social work. During this time, he secured an internship with the Department of Social Services. It was during his experience with this department that Mr. Dixon solidified his passion for helping others that ultimately led him to pursue a Master of Social work. In addition to his furthering his education, he also met his wife of over 40 years, Derria. After marrying, the two decided to make Greenville their home where they would go on to raise their children and open DSIS.

When asked why they had decided to open DSIS, Mr. Dixon explained that in the early 2000s mental health services in North Carolina were undergoing a major shift where all the mental health centers were diverging into private practices. This presented him with the opportunity to expand his desire to help individuals in need. He went on to further explain that the social interactive piece of the Dixon name reflects a holistic approach to serving others. “I desire to help people attain their goals and help them overcome restraints that might be inhibiting their goals from transpiring,” stated the CEO. In the 21-year history of the company, Mr. Dixon has seen many men, women, and children break away from stigmas, disorders and other barriers to a healthy lifestyle. He stated that it has been a joy to continuing serving the communities of Eastern North Carolina.