My mission is to help people to live their best lives. To improve relationships between individuals and his/her family of origin, partner, offspring, and business associates.
Gregory Canillas, PhD (affectionately known as “Doc”) is the CEO of Soul 2 Soul Global (S2S) a mission driven company that provides “Simple Relationship Solutions for Busy People.” Doc is the creator of the Love Wins! LGBTQ+ Weekend Couples Retreat, a fun and intensive couple retreat that combines LGBTQ+ specific coaching with a luxurious resort experience. S2S also offers the SYMBIS Assessment (“Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts”) for all couples.
Doc earned his B.A. in Psychology and American History from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and holds an M.A. and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology @ Alliant University. He has made more than two hundred keynote and invited seminar presentations at conferences on four continents on dating and relationship issues; working with LGBTQ+ clients; diversity and mental health; substance abuse issues; and treatment with children, adolescents, and families.
With more than three decades of experience in the mental health field, he most recently served as an Associate Professor in the graduate Clinical-Forensic psychology program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Los Angeles). Doc has also taught at several other academic institutions including Pepperdine University, National University, the California School of Professional Psychology @ Alliant University, Loyola Marymount University, Antioch University and the University of California, Santa Cruz. Previously, Doc served as a Program Director at several community agencies overseeing programs in adult mental health, child/adolescent mental health and family perseveration. Additionally, he served as a Clinical Psychologist (LAC Department of Mental Health), a Children’s Social Worker (LAC Department of Children & Family Services) and as Foster Family Social Worker (Drew Child Development Corporation). He also served as the Chair of the Commission on Youth and Families in Long Beach, California, where he was charged with developing services for children and families and advising the mayor and city council on services for these populations. Dr. Canillas also served on the board of directors of the UC Santa Cruz Alumni Association.
Dr. Canillas was a contributing author of the American Psychological Association’s “Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Sexual Minority Persons”, writing the sections on diverse romantic relationships (Guideline 9) and families (Guideline 11). He has been published in academic journals such as the American Psychologist and Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, as well as in the popular press, in periodicals such as Ebony Magazine. Most recently, he appeared as a subject matter expert in the award-winning documentary “Beyond Ed Buck (2021)”.
An avid traveler, he is also a published poet and playwright. His autobiographic work “The Monkey Chronicles”: a journey about love, infidelity and forgiveness told through a blend of poetry and storytelling, premiered at the Son of Semele Solo Creation Festival in 2018.
To learn more about Dr. Canillas or for more information about S2S’s services or to make a consultation appointment, please visit www.soul2soulglobal.com.
Updated as of November 2022