Emily Perrin, LMSW

 CEO and Founder

Welcome! I'm Emily.


I'm a Mindfulness and Performance coach, Licensed Master of Social Work and former DI athlete.  I'm also a former collegiate and youth soccer coach.  I am so honored you are here. 

From the day I was born I have been in and around the world of sport and coaching. My Dad was a Division I college basketball coach at UVA for the first 8 years of my life. I grew up in and around competitive sport. My Dad also holds a PhD in sport psychology and has worked with some of the best athletes and coaches in the world. This work has been a part of my life since day one. 

I grew up as a competitive swimmer and played soccer. I went on to play college soccer at the University of Vermont for 1 year before transferring and finishing my career at the University of Virginia.  At the end of my playing career I stepped right into coaching at the youth level and spent three seasons at the University of Pennsylvania as an assistant coach. 

However, my passion for this work comes from my own personal journey with mental health. I am a survivor of childhood trauma and have spent the majority of my life navigating chronic and debilitating anxiety, panic attacks, depression and PTSD. 

I have been in a place of desperation and incomplete health more times than I can count. Through my struggle I embarked on a journey that lead me to mindfulness, a yoga mat, and many professionals that worked with me to address my health in an all encompassing way.  Health and healing are a journey and one that I am still navigating to this day. 

Ultimately, I know that I am not the only person with my story. My mission and the foundation of my work is to positively impact the lives of athletes, coaches and the people I connect with within sport organizations. I hope for a future where there are less people with a story like mine. 

I am passionate about changing the landscape of sport and sport culture so that it is more mental health aware and trauma informed. I believe this is the key to helping sport culture shift from reactive to proactive approaches to overall well being for all people involved in sport. 

I have a Masters in Clinical Social Work from the University of Denver and am a Licensed Master of Social Work located in Baltimore, Maryland. I am a registered 200 hour Yoga Instructor, certified Mindfulness and Meditation teacher and Duke Certified Integrative Health Coach. I have additional and advanced training in trauma, trauma informed care, the nervous system, the mind-body connection, suicide and more.  

Through my business Perrin Wellness and Performance I offer holistic mental health, resiliency and mindfulness programming.

I do this through:

  • Education
  • Speaking engagements
  • Workshop
  • Team and individual coaching¬†

I prioritize creating spaces that are Trauma Informed and inclusive of all identities. I have committed myself to additional training, learning and growth in both Diversity, equity and inclusion and Trauma Informed Care. 

At the end of the day, I believe that sport and performance are about so much more than winning. 

When we help our athletes, coaches and the greater sport community address their health in an all encompassing way we set them all up for reaching and maintaining fulfillment, joy and success. 


Read my Inclusion Statement Here

"Emily was so helpful for me because she understands the daily life of collegiate athletes, along with the pressures that athletes put on themselves. She helped me understand why I react the way I do when I struggle, how to acknowledge my reactions, and methods to correct them in the moment."

- Matt Mervis, Duke Baseball 2020, Chicago Cubs Organization

The Unbroken Athlete

Unbroken Athlete (UA) was created by Dr. Catherine Logan, MD and Emily Perrin, LMSW to build comprehensive mental & physical programs for athletes to support and enhance their journey from Prevention to Performance to Recovery.

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Snapshot Resume

I am a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW). 

My education includes:

  • MSW, University of Denver
  • BA Psychology, UVA
  • MS, Sport Management, Drexel University¬†

Continuing Education and Training : 

  • Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness¬†
  • Trauma Informed Yoga training¬†
  • Deb Dana's 6 month Polyvagal Yoga Intensive¬†
  • Level 1 Advanced Trauma
  • Trauma Informed spaces
  • American Association of Suicidology recognizing and responding to suicide risk¬†
  • Additional trainings in CBT, DBT, Crisis Support¬†

Extended training and certifications: 

  • Duke Certified Integrative Health Coach
  • Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher

  • Certified Breath Coach
  • 200 Registered Yoga Teacher¬†

Soccer Background:

  • Former Division I soccer player, University of Virginia

  • Former Division I assistant soccer coach, University of Pennsylvania, the Ivy League¬†

  • US Soccer, Level C Coaching License¬†
  • Close to 15 years of coaching soccer (youth to collegiate)¬†


Mindfulness and Performance coaching is not therapy and does not replace therapy, clinical or medical advice. Blogs, social media, workshops, and coaching sessions do not replace individualized care and counseling. Although I am a Licensed Master of Social Work, Mindfulness and Performance coaching is not therapy. I do not engage in therapy or therapeutic services through my company. As always, please consult with your medical provider or mental health clinician for mental health or medical concerns.

-Thank you, Emily Perrin, Perrin Wellness and Performance LLC