If you own a business entity, corporation, or group practice click here to apply for the appropriate coverage.

What is professional liability insurance for counselors?

    Malpractice insurance isn’t only for medical professionals. In these litigious times, counselors are encouraged to carry professional liability insurance (or malpractice insurance) to safeguard from a claim or lawsuit as well. If a client, their spouse, or parent/guardian files a complaint or lawsuit, malpractice insurance for counselors provides unlimited defense coverage and state licensing board defense coverage to protect your career and assets.

Why take out your own individual malpractice insurance as a counselor?

    As a counselor, you know that some of the biggest breakthroughs occur once a client has settled into therapy and developed a level of trust with you. This trust comes, in part, from the intimate and private setting of the therapy itself. Unfortunately, this atmosphere also opens up counselors to claims of negligence and misconduct, and, to add insult to injury, your employer’s policy may not be enough.

Your employer’s policy is set up to cover the employer for any liability it may face from your work, but this doesn’t guarantee that the policy adequately covers you. Because employer provided insurance is in place to protect the employer, it’s prudent for the individual counselor to maintain their own policy that puts them first.  

Here are 3 ways we make insurance easy:

  1. If you have a question about coverage or the application, give us a call. We’ll have a licensed insurance agent pick up directly (no phone trees).
  2. We’ve created a website based on years of servicing counselors and their concerns. You can apply online and receive your policy documents electronically.
  3. You’re not left in the dark once you have a policy. We offer two free hours of attorney consultations through our Avoiding Liability Helpline to discuss situations with clients that could potentially lead to a claim or lawsuit.

Our coverage is catered to counselors:

  • Occurrence form “lifetime” coverage, meaning you don’t need to purchase tail coverage
  • Portable coverage: follows your licensure or certification
  • Optional General Liability “slip and fall” Coverage and Business Personal Property Coverage (The CPH TOP™)
  • $35,000 State Licensing Board Defense Coverage automatically included
  • Deposition expense coverage
  • A++-rated carrier for Financial Stability by A.M. Best Co.

In a profession that deals with many complex and intimate personal issues, professional liability insurance for counselors is a must. It’s peace of mind, it’s confidence, and a quote is just a few clicks away.


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The CPH Way: What Makes Us Different

Because our business is specialized, we are able to focus on your liability needs in a way that bigger companies are not. Our team of associates represent over 50 years of collective experience in this field, and we are able to serve a large client base while maintaining a small-office approach.


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