Espen Klausen, Ph.D.

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I was recently a guest on a recent podcast of Voice of Influence, having a conversation about the psychology of changing (or not changing) one’s mind:…/the-psychology-behind…/ 

Upcoming Events Open to the Public

On October 7th, I will be providing four 1-hour seminars on preventing depression across the lifespan, understanding memory and attention, understanding dementia, and finally a session on preventing and slowing dementia as well as care-giver self-care.   

This program is at, and hosted by, Park Falls Public Library (a little under 4 hours Northwest of Fond du Lac).

Recent Events Open to the Public

Managing Interpersonal Stress at 6:00pm 02-23-2021 and 11:00am 02-25-2021 open to participants in the Women’s Empowerment Series.

The slides in PDF format: Managing Interpersonal Stress


NAMI hosted an online speaker series in November and I was one of the speakers.

Getting the Most Out of COVID-19

  • Strategies for Helping Consumers Increase Oxytocin While Socially Distancing and Getting Out of the Pandemic Strengthened

Awaken Women’s Conference

Dr. Klausen provided a break-out session at 2020’s Awaken Conference February 29th.

The Awaken Conference is open to all women and is an all-day Christian women’s conference at Community Church in Fond du Lac.

For more information about this wonderful conference, visit

Dealing with Anxiety: Flesh and Spirit Dr. Klausen will start by giving you a better understanding of how the Bible approaches flesh and spirit. From this foundation, the seminar will discuss the nature of anxiety, including why God equipped us with it, how it at times goes awry, and foundational principles in living with it. 

Getting The Most Out of Your Memory

Dr. Klausen will help you better understand how different parts of our memory works, and things you can do to get the most out of it and get your memory to work better.


This talk was free and open to the public. It was held in conjunction with NAMI’s annual meeting Wednesday February 12th 5:00-6:00pm. Thank you to the great crowd. Great questions and discussions as I have come to expect when working with NAMI. Great believer in the work you are doing!

Held at Lakeland Care, N6654 Rolling Meadows Drive, Fond du Lac. This talk is sponsored by NAMI and Fond du Lac County’s Department of Community Programs and hosted by Lakeland Care.

Flyer: NAMI 02/12/2020

For more information regarding the wonderful organization that NAMI is, visit

No Regrets Men’s Conference

Dr. Klausen provided two break-out sessions at 2020’s No Regrets Men’s Conference February 1st.

The No Regrets Conference is open to all men and is an all-day Christian men’s conference first Saturday each February.

Biblical Conflict Resolution Dr. Klausen will teach you Biblical and compassionate principles and skills for resolving conflict, whether for use at work, in the church, between friends, or in the home. 

The Beatitudes: Christ’s Personalized Promise to You Discouraged? Frustrated? World wary? Longing for peace? Tired of how this world is going? Using the Beatitudes and your specific personality, Dr. Klausen will help you identify Christ’s specific promise for you.


For more information about the No Regrets Conferences, including recordings of last year’s break-out sessions, please visit:

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. He also helped run the PACE (Providing an Alternative to Corrections through Education) program housed at juvenile detention until this grew to the point where permanent dedicated staff was hired. 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. The program has a designated internship slot for each of Trauma, Child, and Health Psychology, and is rapidly developing a reputation as an internship that comes as advertised, where interns grow, learn, and enjoy their experiences.

Dr. Klausen periodically runs seminars on spiritual and mental health topics at churches in the area (e.g., at the annual No Regrets Men’s Conference).

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 access 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.


Ms. Wenburg also interviewed me regarding helping pastors and other ministry leaders.

I seek to reach out more deliberately to church communities in general, and have added a “Churches” tab with further information and sample education and training topics.


“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!”

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