Paul A. Bretz, D.Min., LCSW, MHSA, is passionate about high quality, cost effective, spiritually integrated behavioral healthcare. Dr. Bretz began service at Centus Counseling, Consulting & Education on March 1, 2017. He is also engaged part-time as a Behavioral Health Surveyor for The Joint Commission whose mission is to continuously improve healthcare. Dr. Bretz did direct clinical practice for 20 years and has also served as a Director at a Behavioral Health Innovation Center, a Chief Compliance Officer, and for 9 years in executive leadership and consulting roles with the Samaritan Institute.


His professional experience also includes a range of clinical and leadership roles in healthcare, community mental health centers, church-based counseling centers and congregations in Illinois, Indiana, and Colorado. He is a graduate of Wheaton College, McCormick Theological Seminary, The University of Chicago: School of Social Service Administration, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and Regis University.


Paul is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a member of the National Association of Social Workers Academy of Certified Social Workers, an ordained Minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, and is currently an Imago “Getting the Love You Want” Workshop Presenter in Training.