PORTAL EXP exists to to support mental health and well being. We seek to disrupt and redefine the stigma associated with mental health and provide transformative experiences, affiliation, and belonging.
Get clear on our disclaimer for mental health including the nuts and bolts of who we are and who we are not.
Disclaimer for Mental Health Support
Portal EXP is independently owned by human beings. We are surfers, skaters, athletes, artists, motorheads, musicians, educators, and enthusiasts of healing and consciousness.
WE ARE NOT DOCTORS, GURUS, MASTERS, OR SAGES. We are not here to diagnose, treat, or heal.
We are stepping forward because we believe VULNERABILITY IS PUNK and that by sharing experiences we can GROW, CONNECT, and EVOLVE.
We have come together to share our stories of destruction, redemption, and resilience. Each of our journeys is unique and we all have used different methods to heal. We are champions for mental health and wellbeing.
Our disclaimer before you get to the good stuff:
This disclaimer governs the use of mental health support services provided by PORTAL EXP. By using our services, you agree to the terms and conditions outlined in this disclaimer.
  1. Not a Substitute for Professional Help: Our mental health support services are intended to share general information, guidance, and emotional support. They are not a substitute for professional mental health treatment or therapy. If you are in crisis or need immediate assistance, please contact emergency services or a licensed mental health professional.
  2. No Therapeutic Relationship: Our support services do not establish a therapist-client or counselor-client relationship. Our MISFITS are not licensed therapists or counselors and the information and guidance provided are not a replacement for professional treatment.
  3. Confidentiality: We take your privacy seriously, and our team members will maintain confidentiality to the extent required by law. However, please be aware that no communication over the internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure.
  4. Limited Liability: PORTAL EXP and its team members are not liable for any decisions or actions you take based on the information and support provided herein. We are not responsible for any outcomes or consequences related to your use of our services.
  5. Informed Consent: By entering our website and using any of our services, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this disclaimer and agree to its terms.



Men's Group

MARCH 21ST, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: GOLD Meditation & Wellness, 940 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

“Drop-In” group where men can connect and learn to support each other to expand and ground into their Authentic Self. 

Offering: $37 ticket link in our bio or just show up!

Low on funds? 

3.7%  of net sales of this event go to the non profit group H37P!, an organization dedicated to offering support and scholarships to supporting mental health. 

With the generous help from a collaborative effort with the nonprofit org H37P! 501(c3) we have arranged financial help for people in need of some support.

Send us a DM @portalexp or @brandon_parkhurst for scholarships or any questions. 

Now more than ever we see the importance of community and connection for men. The intention of this group is to create a safe space to cultivate understanding, resilience and personal growth. We will be discussing and processing a variety topics such as stress management, emotional intelligence, relationships, and self-care. 

Breathwork session. Wrapping up with an immersive sound bath relaxation experience. 

The outcome of this group is to empower men on their journey towards improved mental/emotional health and well-being. 

Facilitators: Brandon Parkhurst, Reis Paluso and Mark Hartman

Brandon Parkhurst

Insta: @brandon_parkhurst 

Brandon Parkhurst is a Certified Core Energetics Practitioner and musician. Brandon has years of experience working with individuals and groups of people focused on team building through deep process work. His workshops are highly sought after because of Brandon’s ability to foster connection and create opportunities for emotional release.

Reis Paluso 

Insta @reispaluso

Reis specializes in the education of breathing for those who seek a deeper understanding of the human experience. As a co-founder of Our Breath Collective, Reis has focused on teaching hundreds of curious students and facilitators the art and science of breathing in an approachable way. 

Mark Hartman: 

Insta: @markhartman

Mark Hartman is a artist, photographer, musician and a meditation and yoga instructor. He began studying yoga in high school, and later became certified as a teacher in 2006.