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"What you seek is seeking you.”



We help LGBTQ+ persons to create healthier relationships through transformative couples and parenting retreats and coaching.


We envision a day when healthier outcomes for children, couples and families are the norm. We envision a day when people seek to acknowledge and break generational patterns. We envision a day when people relish in having more open, honest, validating and fulfilling relationships.


We are invested in strengthening families and communities.  Soul 2 Soul donates a portion of its revenue to non-profit programs that increase positive outcomes for children, prevent intrafamilial abuse and encourage mentorship.



"Love conquers all"





I currently serve as President & CEO of Soul2Soul Global, a mission-driven company that provides couples and parenting retreats and coaching. I also serve as Associate Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Los Angeles).  My clinical work and research has focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer clients, relationship issues, children/adolescents, families and ethnic minority mental health. 

Currently, I also serve on the American Psychological Association's Joint Task Force for Revising the Guidelines for Professional Practice with Sexual Minority Clients.  I previously served as Program Director at a mental health agency, where I oversaw the child and adult therapy programs, as well as a Clinical Psychologist with two child/family mental health programs directly operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Previously, I also served as the Co-Chair of the Commission for Youth and Families in Long Beach, California, where I was charged with developing services for children and families and advising the mayor and city council on services for these populations.

With over two decades of teaching, administrative and clinical experience, I have presented over 150 workshops nationally and on four continents. The workshops have focused on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples, relationship issues, LGBT parenting, spirituality, ethnic minority mental health and LGBT mental health.

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The infinity symbol represents the immeasurable, the boundless, and the infinite.  The closed loop has no beginning and no end. It is recognized in many cultures as a symbol of love, knowledge, happiness, prosperity, serenity and enrichment. It is associated with healing and new perspectives. It is synonymous with restoring harmony in self and in problematic relationships. It is symbolic of eternal, loving and peaceful relationships.


My Approach

"Where there is great love, there are always miracles"

~Willa Cather

I value human connection and recognize its importance in creating  happy, fulfilling relationship. I understand first hand some of the challenges and opportunities for growth that come with romantic and familial relationships.  Through my work and lived experience, I have gained knowledge about myself and my relationship with others. I have a deep knowledge of people, their pain points and the factors that contribute to growth and transformation. I use my experience with individuals, couples and families to help people to co-create more satisfying relationships.



“Learning about Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy was a ‘next level’ experience. Wow!”

" Dr. Canillas is knowledgeable and kind.  He also happens to be absolutely hilarious.”

“We really had in-depth and honest conversations…it was truly a safe space for all of us to learn, grow, challenge, and share our thoughts as well as experiences. I feel changed.”

“Dr Canillas brilliantly brings out the best in our shared knowledge and experiences. (He) validates our experiences. We left better prepared, hopeful and rejuvenated with fresh ideas.” 



I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.

-Roy Croft

Our Locations
Opening Hours

1055 W. 7th Street, 33rd Floor Penthouse
Los Angeles, CA 90017


9375 E. Shea Boulevard, Suite 100, Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
480. 424.5119

Monday – Friday  8:30am – 5:30pm