Dr. Sallade is the only child of holocaust survivors from Eastern and Central Europe. She grew up in Philadelphia, Central PA, and New York City (her second home). She has been a psychologist since 1970, working with children and adults in wide variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, courts, private office, and prisons. She has also written as a columnist for "The Pennsylvania Psychologist." She divides her time between Lewisburg, PA and Naples, FL, where she does consulting.