Aanandita Vaghani: Understanding attachment styles to transform your relationships

Aanandita Vaghani: Understanding attachment styles to transform your relationships
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| 11 April 2024

Attachment styles – we all have one, but do we really understand how they impact our relationships? 

In this fascinating episode of The Therapy Room, host Smitha Murthy sits down with therapist and Unfix Clinic founder Aanandita Vaghani for an enlightening discussion on the different attachment styles and how they play out in romantic relationships. Whether you’re anxious, avoidant, or somewhere in between, this is an eye-opening look at where our patterns come from and how to manage them with more awareness and compassion. 

Listen to the full episode and get ready to rethink your thoughts on intimacy, attachment, and more.

About The Therapy Room

The Therapy Room is a segment where our host Smitha Murthy talks to mental health professionals for insights on life’s challenges, which range from managing everyday stressors to chronic anxiety. Tune in as we explore topics around mental health issues, emotional wellbeing, and techniques to help you heal. 

Quote from the conversation

“I think as human beings, you’re flawed, I’m flawed, all of us are flawed, I think we just need to kind of find the kind of flaw that we can work with.”


We talk about

  • The four main attachment styles 
  • How an anxious attachment style can lead to clinginess and a strong fear of abandonment, while an avoidant style causes someone to be highly independent and avoid intimacy
  • The challenges of pursuing a relationship when one partner has an anxious style and the other is avoidant
  • Using effective communication during conflicts
  • The concept of a “relationship gratitude list”
  • Why no attachment style is inherently good or bad
  • Practical advice on managing attachment styles
  • How to manage conflicts with authenticity and patience 


Aanandita’s bio

Aanandita Vaghani is the founder of UnFix, a mental health counseling firm. As a counselor and mental health behavioral therapist Aanandita works towards enhancing her clients/ patients emotional well-being and interpersonal relationships. She has accumulated significant experience in addressing a wide spectrum of mental health issues, spanning from anxiety and depression to eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorders. 

Aanandita has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has completed her MA in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness at New York University.

Connect with Aanandita

Website | LinkedIn | Instagram



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*Disclaimer – The content in this podcast is only for educational purposes. It cannot be considered as individual therapy advice or counseling and is not to be taken as medical or mental health advice.