Prior to working at Coldsprings Dr. Vera was the, Director of the EAP office for the University of Colorado Boulder and the Executive Clinical Director for a non-profit agency in Denver that worked with Denver police department and Denver social services in working with traumatized children and families. She also worked at UCLA and the Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center in Collaboration with the Santa Monica Police Department. During her time in Los Angeles she volunteered to work with the Los Angeles Police Department and the American Red Cross to provided critical incident debriefings for the police officers.
Dr. is an EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist, consultant, and training facilitator for the Maiberger institute. She is intensively trained DBT therapist and considered a trauma expert with extensive experience working with trauma related issues and collaborating with the police department. Her areas of focus include, trauma, threat assessments, depression/anxiety, spirituality, couples issues, diversity and health related issue. She draws from a variety of treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, TF-CBT, Hakomi, PACT Couple Therapy and Systems Approach.
She is presently the President of the Colorado Psychological Association and past Board of Director and Treasurer for the Colorado Psychological Association. During her years as an EAP Director, she served as President of the International Association of EAP in Higher Education. She was also the past Treasurer and past Vice President for the Colorado EAP Chapter for the State of Colorado. Currently Olga is a Member of the American Psychological Association, Colorado Psychological Association and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.