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About Franki

Growing up with ADHD and Anxiety, Franki learned to embrace her own neurodivergence. It brings her great joy to offer professional training, therapy, coaching, and parenting support as a neurodiversity advocate. 

Franki is a master's level educator and clinical social worker serving her hometown, oakland county and beyond. 

Franki has over two decades of experience in education and mental health including disability inclusion, special education, ADHD and Autism support and has worked with clients in preschool through older adulthood.

 

Franki has worked in all types of classrooms from special needs resource rooms to general education. As a consultant, she has provided guidance in preschool through high school classrooms and facilitated professional development for educators.

 

Franki also spent five summers on the director team of one of the largest residential camps in North America (serving 1500 campers a summer) overseeing the disabilities inclusion program, serving those with ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, and other disabilities as well as the social, emotional, and behavioral health accommodations needed for all campers and staff.

Franki  has owned and operated FAAB Consulting since 2019 and Franki Bagdade Therapy since 2022.

 

As Franki's three children grew older, she realized how much her professional experience influenced her parenting. She began to offer parenting support for those struggling with challenging behaviors so that others could benefit from what she learned in the classroom, the camp cabin and her own home. In 2021 Franki's first book was published, I Love My Kids But I Don't Always Like Them, all about her parenting journey and her best tips to others. Franki’s book has won several awards and has spent many weeks on the Amazon bestseller lists. 

 

In 2023 Franki added in person ADHD Coaching and Therapy Services in Oakland County to her offerings in Southfield, Michigan in the Americenter building, 26677 W 12 Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48034. 

Franki has recently seen a need for organizational strategies that work for those of us who are not "Type A" but rather "Type ADHD."

 Franki is a popular public speaker throughout North America. She enjoys speaking on local and national news, radio, and podcasts. She and has given interviews on Neurodiversity, ADHD, Autism, Back to School suggestions for parents, many parenting hot topics, mental health, and more. 

Franki graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Elementary Education, Wayne State University with an M. Ed in Special Education, and the University of Kentucky with an MSW in Clinical Social Work.

Franki enjoys coffee,  fancy breakfast that someone else makes, traveling, reading, dreaming, and re-watching every episode of Friends.

She lives with her husband Jeff, three children, and Rocky-her co-worker/puppy in Metro Detroit. 

Franki in FAAB sweatshirt casual branding pic
Franki Bagdade, Therapist and ADHD Coach with her 3 kids and husband
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