Keith Murphy, LPC, LCADC

PRESENTATION TITLE: (With Kristine DeJesus) Navigating Barriers: How to Advocate for Your Loved One With Substance Use Disorder (SUD)


Keith Murphy is a licensed professional counselor and licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor in New Jersey. Keith earned his Bachelor’s in Sociology in 1994 from Rutgers University and his Master’s from Nyack College in Nyack, NY in 2006. He has over 14 years experience in helping those who struggle with substance use disorders and other major life issues rebuild their lives. Prior to joining Rutgers University as a Recovery Counselor in October, 2014, Keith worked at the Market Street Mission’s Life Change Program in Morristown, NJ with homeless men overcome their struggles with severe substance use disorders. While working at the Market Street Mission Keith worked with various county and government-based agencies to foster better relationships between people of diverse social and economic backgrounds and to end homelessness and help people move into recovery in Morris County.

In his present role as a Recovery Counselor, Keith has been tasked to help the students in the College Recovery Program develop skills for recovery and life in college and beyond. As a member of the Rutgers counseling staff, Keith has the privilege of seeing students flourish and become world-changers.

Keith presently lives in Morristown, NJ with his wife and dog. They enjoy spending time outdoors, eating-out, walking their dog, volunteering at their church, and being a part of the larger Morristown community.