Main Street Clinical Associates, PA

Main Street Clinical Associates, PA


Erica Rapport, PhD
Erica Rapport, PhD
(919) 286-3453 ext.103

Erica Rapport, PhD, earned her MSW from UNC-CH (1971) and her PhD from Duke University (1984).

Experienced in insight-oriented psychotherapy with adults, couples counseling, communication skills training and stress management, she has a particular interest in helping individuals and couples who experience significant anxiety, depression, and/or conflict related to the stresses of integrating their personal and professional roles; women's issues from a feminist perspective; and brief solution-oriented strategies for problems of everyday living.

Stress Management Suggestions
  1. Learn to say "no" and mean it.
  2. Limit obligations you take on; reduce number of role demands.
  3. Manage time effectively and efficiently; schedule your life in such a way that you avoid conflicting demands as much as possible.
  4. Ask for help from your partner, family and friends.
  5. Evaluate goals for yourself and others; be realistic rather than perfectionistic.
  6. Delegate whenever possible at work and at home.
  7. Reduce uncertainty by establishing a routine.
  8. Manage and plan for changes as much as possible; don't try to change everything at once.
  9. Learn relaxation strategies.
  10. Talk patiently to yourself — no condemnation or hostile name-calling.
  11. Comment for good efforts, success.
  12. Exercise on a regular basis.
  13. Have fun and LAUGH.
  14. Find meaning in your life.
  15. Schedule down time.
  16. Develop and maintain a social support system.
  17. Eat thoughtfully.
  18. Sleep enough.
  19. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
  20. CONSIDER YOURSELF.