MSA: The Child & Adolescent Center

Important Announcement

We hope all are well. Today, March 19, MSA will begin using Telehealth instead of face to face appointments. Until the COVID-19 issues are resolved, MSA will provide all medical and therapy services by Telehealth. The process should be simple. MSA is requesting that for the first go around that all sessions be completed using a smart phone. Below are instructions for downloading We have selected the enterprise model which meets the HIPPA federal requirements for confidentiality. The steps to take are as follows:

1. Download the Zoom software on to your smart phone
2. When you receive the reminder email, please complete the necessary paperwork and pay your copay with a credit card
3. Approximately ten minutes prior the appointment you will receive a notice of the meeting on your smart phone. Please have a parent/guardian and patient ready for the session
4. When you respond, that notifies your MSA provider that you are ready for services. This may take up to ten minutes.
5. Your MSA provider will then take the next step to begin the session

Zoom Video conferencing is available through web, local application (windows & mac), and mobile device. For best results on mobile please install the mobile application prior to your scheduled meeting. There are many other integrations supported by Zoom as well. If you are interested in seeing the full list please visit this URL:

Usage is simple - on first visit the application will download and run automatically for your system, however if you want to pre-install when using a mobile device you may do so below.
As long as you are using a current operating system the process is almost fully automatic. Here is a list of supported systems and browsers if you need to verify:

Below are direct links to each iOS and Android Apps:

Apple App Store:
Google Play:

This is as new to us as it is for you. If for some reason the session does not start, The MSA provider will call you. We look forward to working with you and your family utilizing this model of treatment.

Be well

Welcome to MSA: The Child & Adolescent Center I am Martin Slutsky the founder and President. Our team started MSA in January 2001. MSA’s sole focus is to provide child and adolescent outpatient specialty behavioral health services within a flexible and dynamic continuum of care. The center is licensed by the State of Maryland as a Community Mental Health Center. We are a free-standing outpatient mental health facility that has achieved full accreditation by the Joint Commission, meeting the highest standards of care.

We participate with most major insurance companies and are also an approved Medical Assistance provider.


Our mission is to deliver highly individualized treatment to meet the needs of children and adolescents experiencing psychiatric problems.
When children and adolescents are suffering from behavioral health concerns, the treatment they receive to overcome these problems must be introduced in a manner that is different than how it is addressed with adults. The therapeutic interventions that are used when treating children must meet them where they are at developmentally.

MSA has developed an outstanding outpatient continuum of care offering specialized programming for youth who need all-encompassing care that is tailored to address their problems from the standpoint of their individual stages in life. From psychiatric Intensive Outpatient Treatment programs for children and adolescents to outpatient services to expressive art therapy, the options available at MSA are designed to help maximize each child’s and adolescent’s potential for achieving recovery success.

MSA’s treatment team is staffed with clinical experts that have made the career decision to work with and meet the needs of children and adolescents suffering from mental illness.


Our Team Includes:
  • Board Certified Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists
  • Pediatric Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Licensed Expressive Art Therapists


The first step to receiving treatment is to complete a thorough evaluation. This process involves gathering pertinent data about the individual, which will then be used to determine the most appropriate level of care to meet his or her needs. MSA has a direct admission telephone line. The number is (443) 936-8566.

Our admission staff will work with you and begin this process. We accept referrals from pediatricians, primary care doctors, inpatient and partial hospital programs, therapists, clergy from the community, schools, social service agencies and directly from parents and guardians.