Bo Bicknell, MSW
Course Leader / Therapist
Bo Bicknell, a native Vermonter, received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont. Bo went on to travel extensively and work with adolescents and young adults in a variety of experiential and outdoor settings. Bo spent 6 years as an educator and director at Nature’s Classroom, an environmental education program focused on learning from the natural world while also developing social skills, leadership, and self-confidence.
Bo joined the True North team in 2010 as a Guide, and after several years in the field, Bo advanced to field directing. As a Field Director, Bo was responsible for hiring, training and supervising all of True North’s field guides, as well as contributing to curriculum and program development. After earning a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW) from Boston College, Bo achieved his long-term goal of returning to True North as a Course Leader/Therapist. He specializes in work with adolescent girls. Bo has extensive experience with students who are struggling with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, avoidant behaviors, communication and relationship difficulties, ASD, learning issues and executive functioning problems. Like all clinicians at True North, Bo draws from a broad variety of clinical modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing. Bo is adept at individualizing his framework and strength-based approach to the needs of each student and family, cultivating a strong therapeutic relationship based on mutual trust and connection.
When not in the field, Bo can be found outside biking, snowboarding, rock-climbing, jumping in cold rivers, or working in his garden. When inside, he often has a banjo, guitar, or ukulele in his hands.