Firefly Counseling Services LLC

Be Kind Be Safe Be Well

Every person has a spark of energy inside of them that is just like a little firefly. When that firefly is caught in a jar you may feel anxiety, frustration, or other ‘stuck’ feelings. You can learn to turn that little firefly of potential energy into a blaze of kinetic energy which will propel you forward through any challenge you may face. You can learn to feel energized, optimistic, and purposeful. You can learn the skills to loosen the jar lid and let those fireflies take off. Call 320 405 6456 or hit the 'request appointment' button and start lighting up your life.

Sara Lynn Paesler, MS, LMFT

Sara Lynn Paesler, MS, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is a Clinical Fellow of the AAMFT. She has completed EMDR training and is a full member of EMDRIA. Sara Lynn became a nationally certified TF-CBT provider after participating in a year-long learning collaborative with Ambit Network through the University of Minnesota. She has been trained in the DC: 0-5 and ECSII, and is competent to diagnose and treat mental health disorders in young children.

She has worked as a tutor, daycare teacher, PCA, eligibility worker, receptionist, and domestic violence advocate. Sara Lynn has spent several years working in school linked mental health where she focused the majority of her time with middle and high schoolers. She has participated in and acted as a team lead for mobile crisis response teams. She has presented to groups on a variety of topics including mental health in schools, trauma, and resilience. Sara Lynn has experience working with individuals (age 4-65), families (nuclear, extended, chosen, adoptive, and foster), and groups (skills groups, therapy groups, and support groups).

Areas of experience include:




Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Conduct Disorder


Disordered Eating


Domestic Violence

Foster Care

Intellectual Disabilities


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Select Mutism

Self Harm

Separation Anxiety

Suicidal Ideation

Social Anxiety

Panic Disorder


She practices an eclectic approach, drawing on inspiration from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Genogram work, TFCBT, Trust-Based Relational Interventions, EMDR, and Collaborative Problem Solving.

Her personality type is ENFJ, the protagonist type. She sees the light in others until they can see it in themselves. In her free time Sara Lynn enjoys the outdoors, running, and hiking. She understands how healing animal companionship can be. She has a strong creative spirit, and loves digital art, baking, and painting her nails.


Eddie the mini Goldendoodle joined the team in June 2021 for the purpose of offering emotional support to clients. Eddie may be available for you to pet, hold, and interact with as you participate in counseling. Eddie graduated from his therapy dog training program in June, 2022. He is an AKC Good Citizen, and is registered with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs.

Eddie is an optional employee; meaning you are not required to have him present in your therapy sessions and declining to have Eddie present will not impact the care you receive.

If you have any questions or concerns please let Sara Lynn know.