Inclusion Criteria- hospitalized for an ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke (intraparenchymal hemorrhage- IPH or subarachnoid hemorrhage - SAH) in the past 3 months
- clinical depression symptoms (Geriatric Depression Score -GDS >= 11
Exclusion Criteria- major psychiatric co-morbidity
- active suicidal ideation without ability to contract for safety
- current substance abuse
- physical inability to tolerate 1-2 hour sessions
- receptive or global aphasia
- reduced level of consciousness (GCS<15).