Dr. John C. Capozuca is a licensed psychologist in private practice in New York City with many years of experience treating transsexual and other transgender individuals and their families. As a senior gender therapist, Dr. Capozuca has successfully facilitated the medical, legal and social transitions of hundreds of transsexual and transgender people since opening his practice in 1995. Dr. Capozuca is widely regarded as an insightful and compassionate clinician by his patients, community advocates, and professional colleagues alike. In addition, he has been the supervising psychologist for the Gender Identity Project, the renowned community-based peer-facilitated support program at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center in New York, where he has also co-facilitated the support group for transsexual (FTM) men in transition. Dr. Capozuca has also been the consulting psychologist to the Transgender Health and Education Clinic at the Community Health Project (now the Michael Callen/Audre Lorde Community Health Center), the first clinic to provide hormonal therapy and comprehensive health care services specifically for the transgender community in New York City.
Dr. Capozuca is a member of the American Psychological Association; the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues (APA Division 44) and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), (formerly the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association), the promulgators of the Standards of Care for transgender and transsexual people. Currently he serves as the Membership Chair of WPATH and has had the distinction of serving on the Scientific Committee of four of the last five biennial symposia. Dr. Capozuca is also a member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and the Working Group on Gender at the New York State Psychiatric Institute of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Capozuca has served on several diverse professional and philanthropic Boards of Directors, including the Alumni Board of the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University, where he has also taught the graduate courses in Psychopathology, the Arts Project of Cherry Grove, and The Imperial Court of New York. Dr. Capozuca is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Jim Collins Foundation, a non-profit organization that funds gender-confirming surgeries for transgender people.