MSA: The Child & Adolescent Center

Welcome to MSA: The Child & Adolescent Center I am Marty 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.

Our admission goal has always been to be able to provide services to patients regardless of their ability to pay. As such, MSA participates with most major insurance companies and is a certified Medical Assistance (MA) provider.