Espen Klausen, Ph.D.

Kick off the year with Dr. Klausen!

Dr. Klausen is the guest kicking off the new year on the podcast Voice of Influence. The topic? New year’s resolutions. 

On her website you can also get access to a previous podcast with Dr. Klausen on her show.

Upcoming Events

No Regrets Men’s Conference

Dr. Klausen is slated to provide two break-out sessions at 2018’s No Regrets Men’s Conference February 3rd. 

One breakout session will be about true Biblical repentance is.

The other session will focus on understanding what the Bible means when it talks about God’s Spirit/will and man’s spirit/will, and the relationship between these.

For more information about the No Regrets Conferences, please visit:


Dr. Klausen leads a monthly education and discussion series for foster-parents working with Fond du Lac Department of Social Services (DSS). The event will be held on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 5:45-6:45pm at DSS. We are excited that Dr. Emily Zillmer has joined the educator team and she and Dr. Klausen will alternate Wednesdays. Dr. Zillmer has a great passion for foster-care and provides great resources.

Recent Events

Namas Day at Sabish, December 1st

As a part of Sabish Middle School’s Namas Day, Dr. Klausen ran 4 30-minute sessions for students teaching assertiveness-skills, including how to express one’s own needs when upset. Thank you to all the fantastic students that participated!


Dr. Klausen will teach a seminar on helping you learn strategies for coping with, and retraining, attention difficulties. This seminar is open to the public and of use whether it is for yourself or someone in your care.

Saturday, November 11th from 10:00am-12:00pm, at Community Church, N6717 Streblow Drive, Fond Du Lac, WI 54937. 

Dr. Klausen is an Elder at Community Church. He provides this seminar through Community’s Nursing Ministry and will open the session with prayer.



Free and open to the public.

Dr. Klausen will provide a training for seminar center volunteers and interested members of the public regarding working with people with depression. For more information, please call the senior center at (920) 322-3630.

Dr. Klausen will explain how depression affects our mind and body and why occasionally feeling down is normal. Basics regarding grief, hopelessness, sense of loss of purpose, dysthymia, and clinical depression will all be discussed. Various mental and physical states often confused with a depressive state will also be covered. Cornerstones in managing or getting out of depressive states will be provided.

Using Core Values to Understand People, Communicate Better, and Increase Motivation

Espen Klausen, Ph.D., licensed psychologist, trained participants in how to recognize own and others’ core values. He  showed how you can use this understanding to work through conflict and improve the motivation in yourself, co-workers, and customers. 12:00-1:00pm, July 25th at Hampton Inn. This event was hosted by Fond du Lac Area Chamber of Commerce/Young Professionals of Fond du Lac (YPF). Check out to lear more about the organization.

Thoughts on Thoughts

Dr. Klausen will speak at NAMI’s May 9th meeting, 6:30-8:00pm at the Fond du Lac Library, representing the Department of Community Programs.


Dr. Klausen will explain how we are in less control of our own thoughts than we think. He will discuss how automatic thoughts are influenced by our environment and how to transfer more control over to our deliberate thinking to improve our personal lives.

Understanding and Dealing with Post Traumatic Stress

Dr. Klausen will speak on June 3rd at the Fond du Lac Public Library McLane room from 9:30-11:30am. This event is hosted by Community Church and is open to the public.


Licensed Psychologist Espen Klausen, Ph. D. will help you understand the psychological effects that may emerge following an experience of thinking you may be about to die or get seriously hurt. Discussion points will include experiences with physical and sexual abuse, violence, growing up in fear, potential trauma from experiences while in military service, complex trauma, inter-generational patterns, and effects on relationships and faith. Dr. Klausen will also provide insights regarding the management and treatment of post-traumatic symptoms.  

The Low Down on Depression

Dr. Klausen will spoke during MOPS’ meeting 03/10/2017 (held at Community Church). It was a 20 minute (+10 minute Q&A) session packed with essentials for understanding depression and the basics in facing it. Thank you MOPS for having me!



Dr. Klausen provided a session on self-care and mindfulness for foster-parents during a sibling-connect event by Camp to Belong on February 11th.

Recent Talks Open to the Public

  • Look out for No Regrets Men’s Conference first Saturday in February every year. I expect to run various sessions for future years as well.

No Regrets Men’s Conference

Saturday February 4th, 2017. 

Dr. Klausen will lead two break-out sessions:

Trauma – “The sins of their fathers will be visited upon their children to the third and fourth generations.” 

Whether it is ourselves or a loved one, most of us know someone who has experienced significant trauma. Dr. Klausen will walk you through how trauma can affect our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, memories and physical reactions. Both single situation traumas and long-term experience traumas will be discussed, as well as the path toward healing. Spiritual implications, including how it may affect someone’s relationship with God, will be covered.

To Love and be Loved – You are loved more than you know, and you love others more than they know.

People often don’t recognize the love coming their way because it does not match up to the ways they receive and send love. Sometimes the expressions of love don’t hit home. Dr. Klausen will help you learn how to identify the ways you and others naturally express love, and how to make adjustments so that the love is recognized and felt. Love between husband and wife, parents and children, friends, and believers will be discussed, as will implications of this session’s message on how we may experience God’s love and express love back to him in our own ways.

Espen Klausen, Ph.D.

A licensed psychologist and public speaker based in Fond du Lac, serving Central/Eastern Wisconsin

Espen Klausen, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with Fond du Lac County’s Department of Community Programs. His work includes outpatient therapy with couples, families, and individuals of all ages.  He is also the lead psychologist for Fond du Lac’s Youth Fire Intervention Program as well as the PACE (Providing an Alternative to Corrections through Education) program housed at juvenile detention. Dr. Klausen conducts psychological assessments and runs therapy groups at County’s adult inpatient unit, and also conducts comprehensive psychological assessments as ordered by the Fond du Lac Court System.  Dr. Klausen consults for the Department of Social Services and provides periodic trainings for them for target groups (e.g., foster-parents) or staff.

Dr. Klausen consults on a volunteer basis on the training committee for St. Agnes Behavioral Health’s pre-doctoral psychology internship program. Congratulations to the training program for just having achieved full APA accredidation and expanding to add a third intern position!

Dr. Klausen is an elder at Fond du Lac Community Church and runs a public mental health seminar with the church’s Nursing Ministries each spring and each fall.

Dr. Klausen also does talks in Fond du Lac and surrounding areas for various organizations and companies on a variety of topics relating to motivation, communication. stress management, and mental health.

Dr. Klausen grew up in Norway and attended college at Concordia College in Moorhead Minnesota. He graduated with his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – one of the few remaining psychology programs emphasizing full training in becoming both a clinician and a scientist. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Mendota Mental Health Institute, Wisconsin’s premiere state psychiatric hospital.

Podcast Appearance

You can also learn more about me by checking out Andrea Wenburg’s podcast series. I was her first guest.

If you can’t accsess iTunes, you can also go to

Andrea Wenburg is on a mission to help people find their voice. She has chosen me to be the interview object to launch the series with. Mrs. Wenburg is the author of Unfrozen: Stop Holding Back and Release The Real You. In this personable and easy to read account, she shares her own journey to find her voice. Ms. Wenburg is also a public speaker and personal consultant.


“Thank you, thank you, thank you! This is exactly what we needed! You hit on EVERYTHING we had questions about,”

“BRAVO feedback on the interpersonal stress talk for NAMI!”

“Everybody needs to hear this!” – pastor commenting to his neighbor during one of my anxiety talks for Community Church

“Exactly what we needed” – pastor’s summary of the participants’ responses at the forgiveness and understanding anger sessions at the 2016 No Regrets conference

“Premium speaker” – Great Marriages of Sheboygan County

“I came because my son, who was dragged to your other talk, said you were great and I should not miss this!”

“Witty, informative, would attend further lectures.”

“Please have more lectures from Dr. Klausen!”

“Wow, lots of lightbulb moments! Thank you!”

“Great job today! Everyone at my table found your talk very helpful!”