Dr. Fein is Oskar’s therapist. Dr. Fein tries to play some mind games with Oskar to draw forth his subconscious, but Oskar in turn tries to out-clever Dr. Fein, which creates a sort of spy-versus-spy atmosphere. Dr. Fein thinks that Oskar should be hospitalized, probably because he is inflicting bruises on himself, but Mom—who has arranged for this therapy in the first place––convinces Dr. Fein to trust Oskar.
The timeline below shows where the character Dr. Fein appears in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 9, “Happiness, Happiness”