What is Genetic Counseling?

Genetic counselors are healthcare professionals with advanced training in medical genetics and counseling. The goal of genetic counseling is to support patients in understanding how inherited diseases might impact their health and their family. 

Genetic counselors meet with individuals and families to discuss genetic risks based on family history, genetic risks for certain diseases or cancer, and whether genetic testing might be right for you. They also provide emotional and psychosocial support throughout information seeking and decision making. 

Some of the possible reasons to see a genetic counselor may include pregnancy or family planning, a personal or family history of cancer or genetic disease, childhood genetic conditions, at-home genetic testing, or exploring your family history. To learn more about genetic counseling, visit the National Society of Genetic Counselors website.

Meet our Director of Genetic Counseling

Caroline Aragón, MS, CGC

Caroline received her Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and is board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. 

Her passion is to increase access for patients to truly supportive, family-centered genetics care that integrates spirituality into care and decision making. She is grateful for the beautiful example and intercession of Servant of God Jerome LaJeune in the field of genetics.

Why Choose MyCatholicDoctor?

  • Direct access to compassionate and faithful healthcare providers using your smartphone or computer

  • Providers who integrate Catholic spirituality into your care as needed

  • Labs and tests ordered and scheduled locally

  • Your prescriptions sent electronically to your local pharmacy

  • Avoid the high costs and inconvenience of urgent care centers and emergency rooms. We accept most insurance plans and healthshares.