Gateway Healthcare
Rhode Island’s largest nonprofit behavioral health care provider

Mi Gente Professional Team

Our trained and certified staff has a personal understanding of the Latinx/Hispanic culture and is uniquely qualified to integrate mental health services that are tailored to this community.

Dr. Yovanska Duarte-Velez, a bilingual clinical psychologist with extensive expertise in treating Latinx/Hispanic youth and families, serves as clinical director of the Mi Gente program, under the oversight of Gateway Outpatient. She has well-established connections to Latinx/Hispanic community organizations.

Dr. Gisela Jimenez-Colon also serves as a bilingual clinical psychologist at the Program. She has ample training and experience working with Latinx youth and their family who have been through traumatic events.

Yovanska Duarte-Velez, PhD Headshot

Yovanska Duarte-Velez, PhD

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Gisela Gabriela Jimenez-Colon, PhD Headshot

Gisela Gabriela Jimenez-Colon, PhD

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Support Staff

Emma DeMartino, BA, provides clerical support and assistance with the enrollment of youth and families.

Referral from the Community

Please let us know your name, phone number, and the best time of the day to call you.

Phone: 401-667-6582

Email: [email protected]

Lifespan Internal Referrals

If a rapid reponse is needed, use Epic Secure Chat.

For other referrals, email [email protected] with “PHI: Mi Gente Program” in the email subject. In the email, include the patient's name, date of birth, medical insurance information, and principal concern for referral (e.g., depression, trauma). Please also include your name.