Il s'agit d'un témoignage en même temps que d'une brève réflexion sur la relation thérapeutique en tant qu'instrument de libération et de croissance. Femme-thérapeute et femme-client qui combattent ensemble des images de mère, d'épouse, de jeune fille ou de thérapeute idéal pour, autant que possible, en arriver à une rencontre véritable.
The author describes the difficulties encountered by two groups of female students at the Cegep level (16 to 20 years old, and 25 to 35 years old) in discussing with their psychologist on family problems, social loneliness and problems with their boyfriend. They express desires for traditional marriage, security, fulfilling life ; they show not too well defined identity ; and they complain about the rigidity of the Cegep system. The group of 25 to 35 years old feel that they failed to achieve the idealistic roles with which they were inculcated and suffer from strong guilt feelings. They experience additional tensions due to their lack of sexual relations. The author also notes that the Cegep is a diversified environment with regards to the roles it proposes but is very traditional in its hierarchical structure. Finally, the author, describing her own uneasiness, stresses the need to change the image of the therapist.
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