About Us

Sandy McDonald M.Ed., L.P.C.

Sandy McDonald is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is the founder of Capital City Counseling. She received her Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling at Lincoln University and attended University of Central Missouri. Sandy is passionate about working with individuals, couples, families, children, and adolescents using proven modalities that include cognitive restructuring, behavior modification, conflict resolution, reframing, communication skill-building, and mindfulness. Sandy is committed to establishing a comfortable environment in which her clients see counseling as a positive experience. She enjoys helping people navigate through all types of relationship problems, life transitions, depression, anxiety, stress, and trauma. Her style of therapy is compassionate yet direct to help her clients find the solutions that work for them. She creates a safe environment where change can occur. Sandy provides life, personal, career, business, and leadership coaching services. Sandy has been happily married for twenty years and has a strong love for animals. She is passionate about encouraging people to adopt from a shelter and to spay and neuter their pets.

Gina Connor 
M.Ed., L.P.C.

Gina Connor is a Licensed Professional Counselor working in Jefferson City Missouri.  For the past twenty years she has been working with children in a professional setting.  She started her career as a parent educator after earning her bachelor’s degree in elementary education at UCM in Warrensburg.  Her career choices have increased her interest in the mental health of young children and their families.  Gina’s career has been focused on a variety of issues with youth and their families.  In the past four years she has been focused on family therapy, trauma, addiction, and grief issues.  Gina believes treating issues proactively instead of reactively and in teaching others this mindset.  She works with her clients “where they are at” –with unconditional acceptance- and strives to help others enhance their personal awareness and growth.  Gina has been happily married for more than twenty years and is the mother of three wonderful daughters.  Beyond counseling, she connects with others through her involvement in theatre and meditation.

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