Depression is something most of us CPers have dealt with. It isnt easy accetping the changes and living with chronic intractable pain every moment of our lives is depressing. Looking for a counsoler is a good idea and there are some that actually double and treat CP as well in larger cities. I dont know where you live but if you live in or near a large city look for one of those.
Finding a Doc that suits our needs is another one of those long and winding roads with lots of pot holes in it.
Most of us will go thru several before we find one that works with us.
The good ones are out there and word of mouth is the best way to find him or her.
Dont give up no matter how difficult the search turns out to be because once you find one that treats your pain adequately it will make all the difference in the world and lift alot of the depression as well.
You mentioned your kids and that in itself is the best motivator to keep looking since our lives filled with pain makes every interaction with others difficult even the trivial tasks become insurmountable.
Teaching hospitals as a rule usually have great pain management departments so that might be a place to start.
Also google compassionate Doctors and see what pops in your area.
Did your Neuro that passed away turn his practice over to someone? Have you seen that someone? Your records generally had to be transferred to someother Neuro in most cases if there wasnt another Doc in the practice,find out where they went.
Good luck to you!