Visual Universitätsmedizin Mainz

Psychotherapy of Online Sex Addiction


Dr. sc. hum. Dipl.-Psych. Klaus Wölfling



Monday to Thursday  08.00 – 16.00 hrs
Friday 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

Tel. 06131 17-7381
Fax 06131 17-6439


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Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy
University Medical Centre of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
Untere Zahlbacher Str. 8
55131 Mainz

Therapy Offer

We have offerings for different behavioral addictions. The usage of sexuality-related content (e.g. sex-chats, dating-portals or pornography) can become addictive. So Online Sex Addiction is one of the subtypes of Internet-related Disorders. Indications for such an addictive development are e.g. social withdrawal, loss of interest for other activities and resulting private and occupational problems. Based on current research approaches we have developed an innovative group-therapy-concept, which takes advantages of the power of group therapies for changes. It is accompanied by individual or couples counseling to take individual problems into account.

Aim of the therapy is to learn strategies to step out of Online Sex Addiction and to understand how individual life conditions and personal history have promoted the addictive disorder. The combination of learning and understanding supports the return in an autonomous life that is free of addiction.

Includes without limitation:

  • recognize and overcome risk situations
  • acquire an individual disease model
  • improving reactions of feelings and impulses
  • strategies to prevent relapse
  • understanding own psycho-sexual development


The group-therapy takes place on a weekly basis and can be complemented with counselling for the individual, couples or relatives. The therapeutic procedure is integrative: approaches of depth psychology and cognitive behavioral therapy are combined.