Espen Klausen, Ph.D.

Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love Languages will run a marriage seminar at Community Church in Fond du Lac in October.

Don’t miss this exciting event!

I will update this post when tickets become available.

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

Washington County NAMI Mental Health Month Kick-Off

May is Mental Health Month.  Dr. Klausen will kick it off for NAMI of Washington County at 7:00pm May 1st with a talk on depression.

UW-Washington County . Room 305. Free and open to the public.

“Join us as Dr. Espen Klausen, a licensed clinical psychologist, will help you understand why we all get down, including why so many young people are depressed and how meaning, not happiness, is the opposite of depression. He will explain how our thoughts work, and how this can contribute to a negative state. More importantly, he will talk about the keys to helping yourself and others pursue a life freed from the hold of depression.

Flyer: May1DepressionTalk


Recent Events

Understanding Psychological Assessments

Presented by  Espen Klausen, Ph.D.

FEBRUARY 15, 2018, 2:00-3:30pm

Provided for the Department of Social Services (“Hot Topic”), but open to the public.

Participants will:

  • Understand the different forms of Psychological assessments and their uses.
  • Understand how a court ordered evaluation differs from other evaluations.
  • Understand how to make a good referral for assessment.
  • Understand common ways of reporting assessment data, including reading percentiles and using a normal curve to look at T-scores, standard scores and scaled scores.
  • Understand how to interpret the results of an evaluation.

Agnesian HealthCare Plaza Level Conference Center

430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac, WI

(The conference center is adjacent to the St. Agnes cafeteria, The Creekside Café.)

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:

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.

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!”