Joshua, known as Master Joshua in the BDSM/Leather community, is a facilitator educator, event promoter and host, and Professional Dom. In one-on-one sessions, Joshua guides his clients towards self-acceptance, empowering them to gain control of and become active participants in their own lives. Drawing upon his own unique, hard-earned transformative experiences, he has developed personalized methods of NTSB (Non Traditional Sexual Behavior) counseling, geared particularly towards catalyzing self-actualization. Over the past 12+ years, this system has helped dozens to rid themselves of shame, see and embrace their identities as a whole, and live richer, better materialized lives.
How do we get there?
NTSB (Non-Traditional Sexual Behaviors) Counseling and Therapy
Sexual inklings that deviate from social norms are a key source of shame. When properly acknowledged and explored, though, they become a key to self actualization. This exploration, which I will guide you through, will be conducted openly, cautiously and respectfully, with empathy and warmth as well as knowledge.
The counseling I offer is an amalgamation of methods, from various spheres, which I will custom tailor to you — based not on MY fixed menu of services, but on YOUR evolving needs. Our work together will be a fluid mix of the following components:
We will begin with a series of candid conversations, designed to map your current position and your trajectory. Introspective exercises, which you will do on your own and later share with me, will further inform our talks. We will develop rapport; I will come to know you, and you will come to trust me. Drawing upon what we learned, you and I will customize a course of action entailing more hands-on possibilities.
Training focuses on learning the proper use of instruments: restraints, tools for sensory stimulation/deprivation, tools for physical/sexual stimulation, etc. The safe and proficient use of these tools is an important facet of many NTSB lifestyles, but the training I speak of hones a more layered skillset. While studying each instrument, we will also be studying the sensations and emotions they provoke, how these experiences interact with you and your playpartner as a whole, how to read your play partner’s reactions and communicate your own, and how you can use each tool to express your unique desires and wants.
Cathartic Release, this is the transformational expreince that brings healing and growth. Whether you are a newcomer or a lifestyle veteran, submission — the simple act of putting yourself in the hands of a person you trust — is a powerful, sometimes transcendental, experience. Just for a while, let go of the unceasing responsibility for making decisions and carrying them out. Pass the burden on to me. In the relief that follows, you will find your senses are greatly enhanced. You will feel trust, kinship, affection and gratitude as a child does, free from worry or inhibition. There’s a lucidity to this exchange that harkens to a simpler state of being; it often yields a sense of wonder and renewal. Like I said earlier, It may resemble falling in love. But it’s just you, coming into yourself.