Asking for a raise in a virtual environment

I'm 8 months into my new role as an Associate and the feedback from the partners has been overwhelmingly positive--they want me to come back after business school, my work has been high quality and quickly created, and one partner told me, "You're not a senior Associate, but you're operating at that level right now." Top bucket.

With all the positive feedback, I feel like asking for a raise is warranted. The problem I see is that I'm virtual so setting up time to chat about it seems much more formal, and I'm relatively nervous to bring anything like this up--it's hard to explain in one post, but I came from a poor family and asking for money/saying I deserve more is psychologically hard. Really hard for me to do without massive anxiety.

I work virtual and out of state. Fund is LMM in Boston, ~$250M. Current comp is a little over $200K all in, and I'd like to get into the $230-250k range. Does that sound unreasonable? and does anyone have advice on how to approach this?

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