Support check list:
Trauma aware/informed. This does not mean someone who has read a little from a distance perspective (these are a risk as they can turn their own unresolved anger and childhood experiences back on to you).
Evidence based: No gods or supreme being beliefs. If they belong to a religious body and your issues include religion then you are not safe under any circumstance with such a person as they are a risk as they can and very often do turn their own unresolved anger and childhood experiences back on to you. They can not relate to your abuse therefore they cannot support or treat you.
Should you encounter a therapist who wants to treat your spiritual abuse through attempting to re-engage you with the beliefs and culture that abused you. Leave immediately. A therapist who "over exaggerates", slumping or sighing or offering prayer cards or wants to contact clergy on your behalf. Leave immediately.
No dependence or use of and a complete rejection of the DSM or ISD until they can provide peer reviewed evidence in support of the brain disease model along with test based diagnostics. A complete refusal towards the use of SSRIs and other psychiatric medications until they understand how they work and how they mix with other foodstuffs and other medications.
Be fully informed as to any techniques applied to you; research them before agreeing and approving. Approve only in writing. Consider a breach of this part of any agreement as medical malpractice.
Seek regular written progress reports. Be prepared to obtain a second opinion.
Having said that I have to say that in my own experience I have found the safest and most trustworthy support via Counsellors to be far far superior as a result of having empathy and honesty in that they are less judgemental and less focused on attempting to diagnose to suit the distortions of manuals such as the DSM as they focus on you and your needs. Try these Australian Association of Social Workers Australian Association of Family Therapy
A GP who understands the above is essential.
A safe and supportive environment.
My support check list:
Cannabis is far a superior and far safer
form of support than a therapist who
approves of or participates in religious
ritual or fantasy based religious beliefs;
you are not safe under any circumstance
with such a person as they are a risk as
they can and very often do turn their own
unresolved anger as a result of their
toxic beliefs back on to you.
Their fears compell them to save you
through returning you to your abusers.