SPECIALIZING IN PRENATAL, PERINATAL, AND POSTPARTUM MENTAL HEALTH CARE
The Women’s Clinic at Pine Grove is a program designed to help women with their unique mental health care needs as they prepare to grow their family, during pregnancy, and following the birth of their child.
Conditions related to pregnancy that are treated at the Women’s Clinic include:
- Psychiatric disorders during pregnancy
- Depression and anxiety disorders during pregnancy
- Postpartum psychosis
- Postpartum depression and anxiety
The Women’s Clinic at Pine Grove offers individual evaluations provided by Dr. Siddeeqah Bilal to assess the level of care a patient requires and to tailor a treatment plan specifically for the patient’s health care needs including medication management, detailed follow-up recommendations, and collaboration with the patient’s primary care provider including their Obstetrician-Gynecologist.
Group therapy may also be recommended for patients in a community of other supportive women who are also learning helpful coping skills to care for their personal growth during this important time in their lives. The Women’s Clinic’s group therapy is led by Dr. Christina Williams, who works in partnership with the clinic’s treatment team.
*Postpartum depression & anxiety groups meet from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Mondays while prenatal & perinatal groups meet from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesdays. Participants need to arrive approximately 30 minutes before their first group to complete initial paperwork.
For more information about Pine Grove’s Women’s Clinic or to make an appointment, please call 601-288-8050.
THE WOMEN'S CLINIC TREATMENT TEAM
Siddeeqah Bilal, MD
Dr. Siddeeqah Bilal earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, MS., and her Masters of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. She is a graduate of The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS., where she also completed her Psychiatry Residency. Dr. Bilal is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the Mississippi Psychiatric Association, and the National Association of Mental Illness. Dr. Bilal was also a Maternal and Child Health Research Fellow through the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH), and was placed with the Mississippi State Department of Health in Jackson, MS., where she investigated the risk factors associated with sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), and determined barriers for preventative prenatal care in rural areas of North Mississippi. She is also a member of Postpartum Support International and is currently in the process of applying for National Perinatal Certification, which was established in 2018. Additionally, Dr. Bilal’s annual continual medical education credit trainings are tailored to perinatal psychopharmacology and therapy. Dr. Bilal joined the Pine Grove medical staff in 2018, where she treats adult patients within Pine Grove’s Outpatient Services Department.
Christina Williams, Ph.D.
Dr. Christina Williams is a licensed psychologist providing outpatient services for children and adolescents at the Pine Grove Outpatient Services of Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services. She earned her undergraduate degree and her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from The University of Mississippi. She successfully completed her pre-doctoral psychology internship at Pine Grove in 2009-2010. Following internship, Dr. Williams completed her postdoctoral training at the Professional Enhancement Program of Pine Grove. Dr. Williams has done professional presentations related to children and is co-author of a book chapter examining cultural issues involved in the assessment and treatment of children. She has also worked in inpatient, residential and outpatient settings with adults who have addictive disorders, disruptive behaviors, relational problems and personality issues. Prior to becoming Director of Training for Pine Grove’s Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology (PG-DIPP), Dr. Williams was Co-Director of Training and primary supervisor for interns working with children and adolescents on the Outpatient Services Rotation.