Olivier Group, PC Welcomes Two New Practitioners

Olivier Group, PC, is pleased to welcome our newest practitioners to the practice:

 Barbara Kaplan, LICSW and Jennifer Marzalek, LICSW.

Barbara B. Kaplan is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW).  She has worked in the field for over thirty years serving the Greater New Bedford Community. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings including inpatient and outpatient mental health facilities, as well as working at the New Bedford Women’s Center, and New Bedford High School. She is trained to provide cognitive behavioral treatment with an emphasis on diagnoses that include effective disorders, depression, ADHD/ODD/CD, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  She uses resiliency and strength based learning to encourage clients to be active participants in their treatment.  Prior to joining the Olivier Group PC, she was a sole practitioner in the New Bedford/Dartmouth area.

Barbara is currently on the panels of Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Tufts Commercial Plans, with Magellan and Beacon pending approval.

Jennifer Marzalek is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and psychotherapist who specializes in grief counseling. She has been a social worker since 1986 and has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, schools, mental health clinics and early intervention. Jennifer is a Certified School Social Worker / School Adjustment Counselor and has a certification in Thanatology (the study of death and dying) and in Basic Clinical Sleep Counseling. Jennifer is a compassionate, caring therapist with years of extensive experience in a variety of settings. She provides a safe, caring environment where clients can begin to grow and heal from challenging life experiences.

Jennifer is currently on the panels of Medicare and Cigna, with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Beacon and Tufts pending approval.

Olivier Group, PC

Claire Olivier, PMHNP/CNS-BC

Brian Banks, PMHNP-BC


The Olivier Group, PC is proud to announce the addition of Brian Banks, PMHNP!

Brian Banks is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with experience in treating both children and adults.  Brian graduated from Regis College with a Master’s of Science in Nursing.  He draws on his experience from his various rotations in outpatient clinics, private practices, residential facilities, and an inpatient hospital.

Brian believes in the holistic treatment of mental health, with an emphasis on making life changes in addition to treatment with medication.  Brian’s previous career in information technology has given him an appreciation for the everyday struggles of career-minded individuals.  With a focus on the remediation of symptoms, as well as rehabilitation, Brian hopes to improve the lives of his clients and help them to live more fulfilling lives.

Brian will begin seeing patients in Dartmouth on September 14, 2015. His office hours will be Mondays 9 am – 7 pm and Thursdays 8 am – 6 pm. He will be accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans and plans that included out-of-network providers, such as GIC and Health Plans, Inc.

Brian will be assuming the care of patients presently assigned to Ryan Baxter, PMHNP who will unfortunately be leaving us in October. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors. For patients of Ryan who have United Health Care or Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, please contact United Behavioral Health for referrals.

Currently Accepting Waitlist Requests for Private Pay and BCBS clients.

The office of Olivier Group, PC has reopened the waiting list to individuals aged 6 and up who are willing to pay out of pocket, have Blue Cross & Blue Shield insurance, or insurance plans with out of network benefits. Those who were previously added to the waiting list will be given first priority when spots become available. We do not accept Medicare or Medicaid (MassHealth) plans and effective in October, we will no longer be in network with United Health Care or Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

Please note that we can not guarantee that intake appointments will become available in a timely manner for your immediate needs. If you need these services sooner, we recommend calling your insurance company and asking them to provide a list of behavioral healthcare providers with prescribing privileges in your area.

Here are some resources that may help you find an in-network provider that takes your insurance:
Massachusetts Physicians Search Tool
United Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (Behavioral Health managed by United)
Beacon Health Strategies
Tufts Network Health
Tufts Health Plan


Office Now Closed on Saturdays

Please note that effective March 8, 2015, the office of Olivier Group, PC will no longer be open for Saturday appointments. Regular office hours are by appointment only on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays between 9am-5pm.

Early and late appointments may be accommodated on an occasional basis.

If you have any questions, or need to reschedule an appointment, please contact the office at 508-993-3000

Office Closed Tuesday 1/27/15 – Due to Blizzard Warning

The office of Olivier Group, PC will be closed on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in anticipation of the blizzard.

As of 10:30am on Monday, January 26, 2015, all appointments on Monday 1/26/15, Thursday 1/29/15, and Friday 1/30/15 are still on as regularly scheduled.

If you need to reschedule due to a snow emergency this week, please call our office at 508-993-3000 and any applicable late cancellation or missed appointment fee will be waived.

Please check back regularly or subscribe to our blog for the latest cancellation information.

Office Closed Saturday September 6, 2014


Due to parking lot repaving on Saturday, we will be unable to use the office for scheduled appointments. If you have an appointment scheduled for this Saturday 9/6/2014, please give the office a call as soon as possible to reschedule at 508-993-3000.

The office will be reopened on Monday September 8, 2014. Please note that there will be repaving crew on this day as well, and some areas of the parking lot may be blocked off.

New Office Location

The practice of CLAIRE OLIVIER, PMHNP/CNS-BC, PC at MIND MATTERS, 338 Elm Street, South Dartmouth, MA is relocating on December 20, 2013 and will OPEN January 6, 2014 at:

PHONE: 508-993-3000
FAX: 508-993-3009