Minnesota’s Rochester is a thriving city of just over 100,000. Distinguished by its culture of caring, spirit of innovation, and history. Rochester, MN is renowned for its many naturalistic sceneries, parks, dining, shopping, and entertainment!

We are conveniently located between HWY 14 and HWY 63. Beyond its ease of access, our clinic offers free parking. Ellie Rochester is a community-driven clinic. Staffed by therapists who are from, and deeply involved in the happenings of the local area in clinic, various schools, churches and other community organizations. Maintaining a commitment to developing creative approaches to mental health support, and ensure that each person, couple or family unit receives personalized and customized wellness support to meet their unique needs.

Ellie Rochester has therapists who provide a wide range of approaches, specialties & styles and personalities. We see ages 5-100+ and do a lot of work with all those in between.

  • All types of therapy for adults- individuals and couples
  • Family “systems” therapy for the whole family
  • Maternal mental health counseling, including post-partum therapy services (depression, anxiety, intrusive thinking and obsessive compulsive concerns during and after pregnancy)
  • Trauma informed therapies, including EMDR, and Trauma-Focused CBT
  • integrative approaches that include DBT skills work
  • LGBTQ+ clients and concerns
  • Suicidal ideation and self-injury related struggles
  • Mindfulness-based approaches to therapy and skills work
  • Grief and loss support

We take a “realistic” approach to mental health service delivery- valuing authenticity, humor and creativity (among other things). We promote innovative thinking and problem solving, and help support our professional staff to show up in genuine ways- this comes from the belief that good therapy must be honest to who we are as individuals.

Meet Our Rochester Team

Lacy Osborne, MSW, LICSW

Clinic Director, Therapist

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When clients come to see me, they can expect a non judgmental space to share their story. I believe that each person’s story is unique and special in their own way. I specialize in trauma, grief, depression, and anxiety.

Taking steps to start therapy can be difficult. Thus, my ideal client is one willing to start to process to gain more insight into their self.  I work with adults. I am especially passionate about help those who have experienced trauma (big or small), grief, anxiety, or depression.

My therapeutic approach is eclectic, strengths based and solution focused.  I have had training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).  I am also an Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) certified clinician.


Minnesota State University, Mankato – Master of Social Work

Licenses and Certifications

  1. Licensed Independent Clinical Social worker (LICSW)
  2. EMDR Certified Clinician
  3. MN Board Approved supervisor (Board of Social Work and Board of Behavior Health and Therapy)

Catherine Avant, MSW, LICSW


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I enjoy working with children, adolescents and young adults, as well as their families. My ideal client is someone who is willing to broaden their perspective and/ or to try new ways of doing things. I truly believe that we can all benefit from therapy from time-to-time and continue to feel heartened when meeting new clients as it takes great courage to take that initial step.

Clients can expect me to be genuinely curious about them and their interest in therapy. I prefer to work collaboratively with clients and strive to make all clients feel comfortable and accepted. I tend to be rather laid back and incorporate humor whenever possible. I have been told that I have a compassionate while direct way of communicating with my clients.

My clinical experience ranges from working with individuals in their homes, in schools, and in the outpatient setting who are struggling with various mental health difficulties. Much of my work has included individuals have endured trauma, are struggling to adjust to a new phase of life/ transition, or are seeking help to mend relationships.

I like to incorporate a variety of therapeutic techniques and tend to take a non-directive approach when working with both children and adults. I am adamant about tailoring therapy to clients’ individual and unique needs and place great importance on the therapeutic relationship. I prefer to focus on individual strengths and strive to meet clients where they are at. I often utilize elements of mindfulness, CBT, DBT skills, Narrative Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.


St.Catherine University/ University of St Thomas- MSW


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)


Samantha Miller, MA, LPCC


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Samantha’s ideal client is individuals who are looking for someone to listen, collaborate with and work together to create more. Clients can expect an open and caring environment when working with Samantha!

Samantha has experience working with trauma, grief and loss, EMDR, life transitions, stress management, anxiety, depression, and anger. Samantha’s therapeutic techniques can include CBT, EMDR, Narrative, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused.


Saint Mary’s University- MA in Counseling and Psychological Services


Ellie Family Services
3425 40th Ave NW, Suite 101
Rochester MN 55901
Phone: 651.313.8080
Fax: 651.925.0610