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Roger Covin, Ph.D

Ottawa Psychologist, Author of "The Need to be Liked"

Dr. Roger Covin is a registered clinical psychologist in Ottawa, Ontario. He offers assessment and treatment services at Turning Corners Psychological Services, and works primarily with adolescents and adults.

He is also author of the book The Need to be Liked - a book about the problems we all have in connecting with people.

To learn more, visit www.ottawapsychservices.ca
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